Solutions for Overcoming Dental Fear

Plantation Dental Arts Associates, PA can help you get the care you need.

Dental Anxiety is Not Uncommon

In fact, some studies show that up to 75% of Americans experience some level of dental related fear and 20% avoid dental care because of it. If you have a fear of dental work, we want you to know that making you feel comfortable and safe at our office is our first priority.

Dental Anxiety vs. Dental Phobia

Dental anxieties and phobias present themselves in a wide variety of ways, and specific fears vary from person to person. Dental anxiety may be mild to moderate, and often takes the form of a general sense of worry and apprehension when thinking about an upcoming procedure. Dental phobia is a more intense experience, with patients feeling an overwhelming, irrational fear of dental work. This can sometimes cause them to avoid care all together.

We Can Help

Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our office is committed to making sure that your visit is as comfortable, quick and easy as possible. There are many solutions for dental anxiety, and we are ready to help.

Here are a few popular methods for easing anxiety in the dental office:

  • General Anesthesia:
    This method of anesthesia is typically utilized for patients requiring more challenging and lengthy procedures. With this method of anesthesia the patient is unaware of the procedure being performed, and is not in the so called half awake-half asleep stage.
  • IV Sedation:
    Utilized by dentist anesthesiologists, oral surgeons, and medical professionals as well for typical routine outpatient short procedures.
  • Oral Sedation:
    With this method of sedation, dentists with very little to no training administer a single pill, or multiple “stacking doses” of pills to the patient, sometimes in conjunction with nitrous oxide laughing gas.
  • Nitrous Oxide:
    Also referred to as “sweet air” or “laughing gas”, is a very old, safe, and simple means of providing an added level of comfort to a patient when used by itself. 

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