When Dental Anxiety Impacts Your Smile

Headshot of frustrated mixed race young woman has crisp hair, bites finger nails with nervous expression, stares with eyes full of fear, wears casual clothes, stands against yellow studio wallIt goes without saying that there are countless threats to your oral health, and dental decay is among one of the most common. Because of this, it is imperative to practice a well-rounded preventive routine. Part of this involves attending routine checkups and cleanings at least once every six months, but for some, the thought of this induces great stress and anxiety, preventing them from attending necessary visits. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist takes a look at a few different sedation options to help make your visit more comfortable and relaxing.

A Common Fear

Whether you are aware of it or not, many individuals every year face a common fear of attending their routine medical appointments. Indeed, this anxiety and stress is enough to deter individuals from receiving necessary treatment and coming in for their visits at all. What’s more? This results in an increased risk of developing major oral health concerns, and without treatment, can even lead to total tooth loss.

Dental anxiety can arise from a variety sources, including the fear of an unknown procedure, troubles that you will need more extensive treatment than you are prepared for, or even a traumatic experience with dentistry in the past. Regardless of the cause, however, the major impact on your health that arises from skipping appointments can be significant. For more information about this phenomenon and what your options may be, reach out to our office to learn more today.

How We Help

Our ultimate goal is to provide high-quality dental treatment for our patients, prioritize their care and health overall. We recognize the severity of treatment anxiety, and we want to do what we can to help make your visit more comfortable and relaxing. To best help with this, our team provides a couple of different sedation dental options.

Sedation dentistry is offered to our patients upon request, and often consists of the administration of medicine to help relax your central nervous system and help you feel more comfortable when receiving treatment. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today and ask about the different sedation options we can offer for varying levels of anxiety.

What Your Options Are

Our office offers two main forms of sedation dentistry: oral and IV. Dr. Richards can provide a pill that you can take orally before attending your appointment so that by the time your procedure begins, you will feel a sense of total relaxation.

Another option that we offer includes IV sedation, which is administered by our trained technicians intravenously. Both options will take some time to wear off, so make sure to plan for transportation before your visit.

Learn More Today

Contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 to learn more about your sedation options and schedule your next appointment with our team today.