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Do You Have Dental Anxiety?


If you fear dental visits you are not alone. There are many people who postpone or avoid going to the dentist because they are just too afraid. Don’t let this happen to you. Avoiding dental care (especially avoiding mouth or tooth pain) will only make matters worse. Fortunately many dentists have begun to provide oral conscious sedation dentistry which can greatly alleviate dental fear or anxiety.

So what is sedation dentistry and when would one use it?

There are many types of sedation dentistry and they offer different benefits to patients. Your dentist will work with you to figure out what approach will best fit your situation.  If you have dental fear and or anxiety you could be a good candidate for oral conscious sedation. Other qualifications can include:

  • sensitive gag reflex
  • sore jaw muscles
  • high pain sensitivity
  • difficulty numbing with local anesthetic
  • back or neck pain
  • difficulty controlling movement
  • previous traumatic dental experiences
  • discomfort sitting for long periods of time

If oral conscious sedation sounds like something you might be interested in, find a Crown Council Sedation Dentist near you. Don’t let your dental anxiety prevent you from the quality of life you deserve!