Conquering Dental Fears with Sedation Dentistry

Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

Do you dread going to the dentist? Are you ducking the dentist out of fear or anxiety? It's not often you hear a dentist say this but...we get it. Here at Brockport Smiles, our goal is simple: to help you take the first step in overcoming your fears. No matter your reason for avoiding the dentist, maintaining good oral health is important to overall health.

At Brockport Smiles, we are proud of our ability to help patients overcome their fear of the dentist. Even if it's been a while since your last dental visit, our skilled, gentle and caring dental team takes a judgement-free approach to your care. To help you get the dental treatment you need or desire, we also offer two forms of sedation dentistry: oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. Both forms are safe, effective and can give you the stress-free visit you desire. Sedation dentistry gives you the peace of mind leading up to your appointment of knowing that your dental visit will be relaxing—free of anxiety and fear.

Kiss your dental fears goodbye
With all this in mind, we figured we'd look into the top three reasons patients avoid the dentist and take a swing at helping you kiss your fears goodbye.

#1: Negative past dental experiences

Many of our patients have come to us after a prior unpleasant dental experience(s) and have avoided the dentist for years out of fear of having a repeat occurrence.

At Brockport Smiles, we can't speak for your past but we surely can do everything in our power to make your current and future experiences pleasant and comfortable. With sedation dentistry, you can rest at ease not only during your appointment, but also leading up to your appointment knowing that it will feel as though you've simply rested through your entire appointment.

#2: Fear of too much dental work

We understand that patients really don't want to hear that they need dental work or have other oral health issues. Many patients have told us they skip the dentist all together in avoidance.

What's important to understand is that just because you skip the dentist's office does not make that cavity or other oral health issue go away and can sometimes make the potential problem even worse. However, with modern dental technology, compassionate care, treatment plans that are comfortable for you and your wallet, and sedation dentistry, dealing with your dental care doesn't need to be dreaded at all.  We take great pride in our approach to provide you with a stress and anxiety-free visit.

#3: Fear of dental procedures

Patients have shared with us that they fear the sounds or perceived discomfort of dental procedures. Also, the stress and worry leading up to a dental procedure can be uncomfortable.

Dental care can become a breeze for patients with sedation dentistry. With nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation, you will remain conscious and yet feel as though you've slept right through your appointment, comfortable and stress-free. If you feel more anxious before your appointment, oral conscious sedation may be a better option for you. Before your appointment, you will be prescribed a sedative to help you feel relaxed before and during your appointment.

At Brockport Smiles, we have successfully helped many patients conquer their fear of the dentist and we can help you, too. Call us today to schedule your appointment! 585.416.2191.

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