May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’d like to talk a little bit about the fear and anxiety many people have around coming to the dentist. Did you know that 50-80% of American adults say they have some degree of dental anxiety? Our experienced dental team understands that there are valid feelings around dental anxiety, fear and phobias.
If you feel fear or anxiety whenever it comes to seeing your dentist, don’t be too hard on yourself. While anxiety is a response to a threat that may or may not be real, we get that it feels real to you! We also want your smile to get the care it needs, so we do everything we can to make sure you feel comfortable and at ease during your time in with us.
Sedation Dentistry Eases Anxiety, Fears and Phobias
We offer sedation dentistry in Boone North Carolina so you can get dental care while having a positive experience. If you have had a bad dental experience in the past, our goal is to help replace those with positive ones that empower you with self-confidence instead. We are pleased to offer the following:
- Nitrous oxide (N2O) (or laughing gas): Just breathe it in while you sit back and relax.
- Oral sedation: Take a pill before coming in so you feel calm and at ease.
- IV sedation: Administered through your veins, keeping you conscious, comfortable and relaxed (although you might not remember much).
No matter what your dental fears might be, our caring doctor and team will make sure your treatment is safe and comfortable throughout your time in the chair. If you have a dental treatment coming up soon, we welcome you to let us know your concerns so we can discuss your sedation options. You deserve to have a healthy beautiful smile, and with proper care, you can get one! Please call 828-264-5858 to learn more or to schedule dental treatment. Also, check out our sedation FAQS to have confidence in your treatment!