Let’s face it, most people have a love-hate relationship with their dentist. On the one hand, they love having a better smile that comes from a visit to the dentist. On the other, there is usually a little bit of dread about how the visit will go.
When the dread becomes a paralyzing fear, it is called dental anxiety. This heightened paranoia could be due to a past trip to the dentist that went awry, or it could stem from a strong aversion to needles. Whatever the cause, it can prevent the dentist from performing a much needed procedure.
Luckily, many dentists can give you some options to help relax you:
If you are experiencing any level of discomfort about a dental procedure, even if it is just a cleaning, consult your dentist. Most are happy to discuss sedation options with you if it means a successful outcome for your procedure.
Posted on behalf of David Kurtzman
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