Is it common to be afraid of dental treatment?
If you get very anxious and stressed about visiting the dentist, we can assure you that you are not alone! Millions of people suffer from dental phobia, and some experience such severe anxiety that they completely avoid going to the dentist for any type of treatment.
Treatments for Anxiety at the Dentist
At our Dillon dental office, we are very sensitive about the concerns of our patients. We know that if you are fearful of dentists, one of the ways that we can help you is with kindness and compassion. It is our goal to help you see that we can build a trusting relationship that makes dental treatment seem less stressful.
We start building this trust by taking the time to talk to you about your anxiety. In many cases, opening up about their fear is a big help to our patients because they feel that their concerns are being taken seriously.
In any case, we can offer different types of sedation that will help you relax so you can get treatment without all the anxiety. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is often enough to keep you calm without any side effects. Depending on your situation, we can prescribe an anti-anxiety medication to help you relax.
If you’ve been putting off dental treatment due to dental anxiety, please call our Dillon dental office. We will be happy to work with you to help you get the treatment you need.