Do you avoid getting the dental work you need because you are afraid to come in for treatment? You are in good company, many people suffer from dental anxiety, and this can cause long term problems if it is not addressed. By avoiding the professional dental treatment your smile needs, you are actively courting tooth decay and gum disease which can lead to costly and invasive treatment down the road. So what causes anxiety in patients?
–Fear of the side effects of anesthesia.
–Fear of not being in control while sitting through a procedure.
–Fear of feeling vulnerable and helpless.
–Fear of experiencing pain, either from a past negative experience or from hearing others share their stories of negative experiences.
–Fear of receiving injections or that the injection won’t work.
At Peak Dental Care in Centennial, Colorado, Dr. Scott Lindsay and his team understand that we can best serve our patients by providing ways to reduce dental anxiety during treatment. We are pleased to provide nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, along with oral sedation and IV sedation to allow our patients to feel calm, comfortable and relaxed during their procedure.
In addition, we are also happy to discuss ways we can help alleviate your anxiety by explaining what will happen to you during the procedure so that you can know in advance what to expect. We can also work out a signal with such as raising your arm to alert us that you need us to pause for a moment. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care and comfort during your time with us.
If you have been delaying treatment because of dental anxiety, Dr. Scott Lindsay and his team invite you to give us a call and let us help you calm your fears while restoring your smile. You can reach our Peak Dental Care team in Centennial, Colorado by calling 720-489-0797 today.