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Manage Dental Anxiety with Dental Sedation

December 18, 2018

Filed under: Dentistry — Tags: , , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 9:30 am

Woman scared of dentistEven though most dental procedures aren’t uncomfortable, a significant portion of the population avoids dental visits. It is estimated that between 9 to 20% of people avoid going to the dentist due to dental anxiety. Dental phobia is an intense fear that prevents patients from having dental care, often for many years. Patients with dental anxiety are still able to attend dental appointments, but they may endure a lot of stress and anxiety during the appointments.


Conquer Your Dental Fear With Sedation Dentistry

March 6, 2017

Filed under: Dentistry — Tags: , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 8:13 pm

Woman scared of dentistDental fear may also be referred to as dental phobia or dental anxiety. A phobia is an extreme fear of an activity, situation or object. People with dental fear or phobia can avoid having routine dental care for a few months to many years. Because of this avoidance of the dentist or dental office, patients will develop gum disease, gum infections, dental decay and experience pain. Patients will put up with these issues for months or longer until they can no longer manage the pain or the embarrassment of having an unsightly smile or teeth. Rest assured that many others experience dental fear and you are not alone. Advancements in dentistry help to offer everyone a comfortable experience during their dental visit.