38% of people polled claim to be severely scared of the dentist.
Each year millions of people avoid necessary dental care due to fears that are largely unfounded. In doing so, they sacrifice their dental health, and minor problems rapidly become major ones. If you have been delaying your oral health care needs, Dawson Dental has solutions for you. We offer various forms of sedation depending on your level of comfort. These options will alleviate any discomfort you may have and may even reduce the number of visits required to complete your dentistry. While we work on your smile, you’ll be off in dreamland! You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and with a beautiful, new, healthy smile. You can receive anesthesia or sedation for any type of dental work: from cleanings and fillings to root canals and extractions. We can replace crowns or dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, insert dental implants, and more. To learn more about your sedation dentistry options, simply download our comparison chart so you can familiarize yourself with what we have to offer.
Five ways to alleviate your dental anxiety:
The American Association estimates that over thirtymillion Americans suffer from dental anxiety. These are patients who continually cancel appointments, don’t come in for checkups and delay necessary treatment until they have a much more serious problem. The millions of people who never see a dentist – the true “dental phobics” – are very apt to end up toothless! If you are fearful, the first step is to let us know – our goal is to provide you with the best dental care possible and we cannot do that without you! The following are a few tips to help make your visit to our office worry-free:
Ask questions about procedures that cause you anxiety. If you know and understand what is going to happen, you’ll have less reason to worry.
Eat a light meal before your visit and try not to drink coffee, teas or colas as they stimulate you instead of relaxing you. Eating a rich protein snack like a lean meat sandwich will help stabilize your blood sugar and reduce irritability.
Distract yourself in the dental chair by using headphones to listen to the radio or to music you find relaxing. This will muffle noises that may bother you.
Establish a signal, such as raising your hand, to let us know you want us to stop a procedure. It will make you feel more in control and it gives you a chance to ask for more anaesthetic if you feel any discomfort.
The ways you deal with stress outside of the dental office will work inside too! Try thinking of pleasant images, deep breathing or relaxing your muscles one by one.
Some or all of these techniques may help you feel more at ease and above all, don’t be afraid to ask us for a helping hand. That’s what we’re here for!
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