Let’s face it, while everyone loves a beautiful smile, few love the visits to the dentist that make that possible. In fact, you may be one of the more than 15% who dread it so much, you avoid the dentist altogether, even though you may have a serious dental issue that needs attention. Fear not. Sedation dentistry makes it possible for those with dental anxiety to have a relaxing and anxiety-free experience. There are several types of sedation dentistry, but intravenous sedation provides the deepest relaxation.
I know that some of my patients suffer from anxiety and don’t look forward to our visits. If you are one of them, you aren’t alone. It is estimated that nearly 60% of the population has some fear or anxiety, with as many as 10% having a phobia deep enough to avoid getting the dental...