Can You Help Me with my Dental Anxiety?February 28, 2019 3:42 am |
In the last six months I’ve had two dental emergencies. They were excruciating. I know they were both my fault. I don’t go to the dentist. It’s because of my anxiety, which of course the emergency appointments don’t help. I’d like to stop this cycle. Is there anything you’ve seen that helps your anxiety ridden patients? Carina Dear Carina, You are not alone in the anxiety you feel about dentists. It says a lot that you’re willing to take steps to work past that. I always tell people being brave isn’t the absence of fear, it’s being afraid and still doing it. My suggestion is you go to a sedation dentist. This allows a patient to be completely relaxed during their procedures, which also helps them to have a pain-free experience as well. Most dentists who offer sedation options only offer two levels. Dr. Saleh offers three. Which you choose depends on your level of anxiety. The dentist you choose can help you determine that at your consultation.
Levels of Dental Sedation
- Level One: Nitrous Oxide
- Level Two: Oral Conscious Sedation
- Level Three: IV Sedation
Benefits of Dental SedationAside from finally having an anxiety free appointment, you will be able to get more work done at each appointment. This will allow you to catch up on needed dental work you’ve been avoiding because of anxiety. This will help prevent all those excruciating emergency dental visits and bring you confidence in your smile. Plus, many patients find that once they are on top of their dental work, their body feels better overall. This blog is brought to you by Lake Oswego Dentist Dr. Mo Saleh.
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