A Dentist's Advice for Dealing with Dental Anxiety
We know that many people suffer from dental anxiety. As many as 50 percent of people in this country do not visit the dentist regularly, and for some, dental anxiety is the reason.
We want to make sure you get in to see your dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings. When dental problems are small, they are easier to fix and usually less expensive—and less painful. If you do end up needing an extensive procedure—or are simply anxiety-ridden about seeing the dentist—we offer sedation dentistry in Vallejo.
We also offer the following advice for dealing with dental anxiety.
Find a Dentist with a Welcoming, Warm Staff
There is nothing like a friendly smile to help you feel comfortable—especially when you are already feeling anxious. Our welcoming staff is also happy to answer any questions you might have.
Make Sure You Understand the Treatment You Will Receive
A little knowledge goes a long way, and we have found that when patients fully understand the type of procedure they will undergo, that helps alleviate anxious feelings.
Find a Dentist Who Offers Nonjudgmental Care
If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, you might be worried about being judged. That is not our style! We want everyone to get the dental care they need, so regardless of how long it’s been since your last visit to the dentist, we welcome you.
If you have had a bad experience with a dentist in the past, be sure to let us know! We will do whatever we can to help you feel at ease.
Visit a Dentist Who Offers Sedation Dentistry
Even the most anxious dental patients can be made more comfortable with sedation dentistry. We offer both oral sedation and nitrous oxide, both of which provide patients with a heightened state of relaxation. You will not be put under but will likely feel a bit drowsy while under the effects of the medication. You will also feel so relaxed, you should no longer experience any anxiety.
Going to the dentist does not have to be a scary experience. Call Dr. Morgan Nordstrom and Dr. William C. Vizzolini today to find out more about sedation dentistry in Vallejo.