Are you suffering from dental anxiety? You don’t have to suffer from this intense and unreasonable fear. Sedation dentistry is a solution to your dilemma.
There’s a distinction between dental anxiety, dental fear and dental phobia. Dental anxiety is one’s reaction to unknown danger. Dental fear is a response to known dangers while dental phobia is a much higher level of fear and a more serious condition.
Symptoms of dental phobia are characterized by:
- Nervousness that intensifies while inside the clinic
- Feeling tense or unable to sleep the night before appointment
- Terrified and panic stricken
- Feeling physically ill and tends to cry
This phobia is caused by several reasons, which can be due to fear of pain, feelings of helplessness, embarrassment, and negative past experiences. Based on a survey, the fear of pain is common in adult ages 24 years old and older. This so called “pain-free” dentistry is not popular in the early years. A feeling of helplessness is a common reaction due to the fact that you’re just sitting on a chair and unaware of what’s happening around you. Some people also feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their teeth. They’re afraid to hear criticism about the appearance of their teeth. A negative experience from a previous treatment prevents individuals from seeing their dentist.
Our Lincroft dental office offers Sedation dentistry to help you cope with your anxiety or phobia. It can make you comfortable and relaxed during treatment. Depending on your level of fear, we may recommend different options such as Inhaled sedation (also known as “laughing gas”), Oral sedation or Intravenous (IV) sedation. Our Lincroft dentist needs to assess your overall health before the treatment.
Talk to Dr. Michel Friedman of Newman Springs Dental Care about Sedation dentistry. Call us at (732) 352-3903 today.