Statistics regarding the number of American adults who avoid the dentist out of fear are absolutely alarming! A huge number of adults don’t get the dental care they need because they are afraid of the pain, discomfort, and embarrassment associated with the dental office. At Newman Springs, we want our patients to know that being afraid is ok! You might have a really good reason for being afraid of the dentist. Allowing that fear to keep you from a healthy mouth, on the other hand, is not ok. Luckily, we have a solution!
The dental office gets a bad reputation in large part because of the media. You can probably think of a scene or two off the top of your head where a dental patient is screaming in pain. Some of this is based on old dental practices that you’ll rarely find anymore. Advanced in dentistry include dental sedation, and we see it as a complete game-changer for patients who are scared of the dentist.
You Can Have a Great Experience!
You can walk into our office and have a fantastic dental experience, even if you are afraid. We have the ability to offer dental sedation to our patients, which means that when you walk in, you will be able to zone out for your procedure. We use conscious sedation, which means that you’ll be awake, but you won’t really be aware of what’s going on around you. Some patients report having no memory of their procedure! For someone who is terrified of the dentist, that’s a great thing because we can begin to break the cycle of fear. Once you’ve had a great experience, you’ll be more willing to come back for your next cleaning or procedure.
Sedation dentistry changes lives, we are sure of it. People who would ordinarily not go to the dentist are now finding a way to get into the office, get the care they need, and leave with a healthier smile. These patients are more likely to spread the word and send their friends and family. More healthy smiles means more happy people! Contact us today to find out if sedation dentistry is right for you. Let us know about your anxiety, and we’ll help you take steps to overcome that fear!