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The Never-Ending List of Dental Fears and Their Solutions

Hearing the loud whirr of dental tools, leaning back on the dentist’s chair, and the blinding overhead light sound like a typical dental visit. For most people, though, it’s a fearful experience. People with dental phobia avoid treatments despite experiencing problems. Phobias may be a result of a multitude of things. Some of these are the following:

Fear of Dental Tools

For some patients, the most daunting part of a dental visit is having sharp dental tools put into their mouths. Most patients find that checking out the dental tools before the procedure help them feel at ease.

Sensitive Gag Reflex

People with sensitive gag reflex may dislike the part where dentists insert tabs in the mouth for the dental X-ray. Dental offices nowadays offer panoramic X-rays to help those with fear of the dental equipment.

Fear of Loud Noises

Most dental tools are loud, and the noise may stir up fear in some patients. We recommend that these people wear earplugs or noise-canceling headphones to block out the drilling sound of dental equipment.

The Uncomfortable Dentist’s Chair

Some people may be uncomfortable with something as simple as lying back on the dentist’s chair. This may be a result of a bad back or some control problems. We help by putting them halfback so that they are in a more comfortable position. We may also provide positioning pillows for people who feel uncomfortable for being in a laid-back position.

The Solution: IV Sedation

As sleep dentistry requires an anesthesiologist and the proper facilities, we perform this procedure in our well-equipped dental office. With IV Sedation, you may experience a state of extreme relaxation. You won’t even realize the dental treatment is proceeding and often wake up with little to no memory of what happened.

Have peace of mind and enjoy relaxation from dental fears by knowing that our team is trained in advanced sedation dentistry. Our compassionate and experienced professionals will monitor your health during the procedure to ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed.

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