About 30 percent of people avoid visiting the dentist due to fear, anxiety, or nervousness. Skipping appointments can increase your risk and worsen signs of decay, gum disease, and other serious dental problems. Fortunately, Dr. DeFinnis offers sedative techniques to help you stay calm and prevent difficult visits.
The American Dental Association endorses sedation to help keep patients comfortable during their dental appointment. Dr. DeFinnis offers different types of sedation, ranging from nitrous oxide to general anesthesia. Sedation dentistry can help you relax from any uncomfortable situations and phobias, including:
Anxiety can make your dental treatments seem worse than they are. Anxiety releases chemicals that put your mind and body on edge, thinking that everything is wrong. Nervousness also makes your body tense, which may prevent the anesthetic from working properly. Anxiety may cause you to move around more, making it harder for Dr. DeFinnis to operate and increasing your risk of discomfort, pain, and complications.
Dr. DeFinnis wants to make you feel confident and safe at your appointment. To help prepare for the visit, try these techniques:
If you suffer from dental phobia, ask Dr. DeFinnis what sedation technique is best for your situation. Call Wynnewood Dental Arts in Wynnewood, PA, at 610-642-0139 to set up an appointment to overcome your dental fear.