Jul 17, 2017

Are you one of those patients that don’t look forward to dental appointments? Not many of us do, but do your palms get sweaty or do you have the sudden urge to run as fast as you can while waiting in the lobby for your appointment? You probably have dental anxiety. Yeah, that’s right—there’s even an “anxious label” for that feeling, too. Luckily, we understand the severity of facing your fears—especially if it concerns taking care of your health. That’s why your dentist in Sarasota of Tarpon Shores Dental offers sedation dentistry to help relax patients so they can receive the dental care they need.

We Work Against Dental Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common problems that all health professionals seed—especially dentists. Despite many dentist’s efforts to come off friendly and inviting, many patients have the myth of the evil dentist in the back of their mind. There are still some patients that struggle with dental phobia. Bad dental experiences don’t always cause dental phobia either. Dental fear could be a snowball of fear of being trapped, getting an injection, or having your personal space invaded.

Understanding the root of a patient’s dental phobia is important to determining whether their fear of the dentist is minor or severe. By having an open conversation with your dentist about your dental fears, our office will be able to assist you with sedation dentistry that will relax you enough to receive the dental care your smile needs and deserves. This is especially important if you are needing to receive a lot of dental work or oral surgery.

Situations That Are Perfect for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients that are scared to go to the dentist. Just because you have a fear of visiting your dental professional, doesn’t mean you should neglect your teeth and gums from being properly cared for. Whether younger or older patients are afraid to sit in the dental chair or simply don’t have the attention span to do so, we can provide the appropriate sedative to help any patient relax. Sedation is also great for patients with disabilities or special needs that may interfere with their dental work. You may also want to consider visiting Tarpon Shores Dental for sedation dentistry if:

  • You have a low pain threshold and extensive dental work.
  • Can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair.
  • Have very sensitive teeth and gums.
  • Have a bad gag reflex.
  • Need multiple dental treatments to be completed.

Get the Dental Care You Need

Many people don’t know, but their overall health also depends on their oral health to stay up to par. Your mouth is one of the main ways that substances enter the body. Without it being healthy, many foreign debris can enter the bloodstream and you can develop chronic diseases. All of that can be avoided with regular dental exams and professional cleanings. Contact us today to schedule your next relaxed, positive dental experience boosted with sedation dentistry from your Sarasota dentist.