A vast majority of the population suffers from dental anxiety. It is actually estimated that more than 10% of Rockville, MD adults avoid going to the dentist because of how severe their dental anxiety is.
Causes of Dental Anxiety
There are quite a few reasons people experience anxiety about dentists including the following:
- Fear of pain
- Feeling helpless
- Bad gag reflex
- Negative experiences
Sedation is the Solution
Thanks to advancements in sedation dentistry it is now easier than ever to reduce your dental anxiety. Also, there are many forms of sedation that can be utilized and doing so helps patients no matter what form of anxiety they are dealing with. Also, while the sedation helps to calm the patient and help them relax it also works to help the doctor treat you more efficiently.
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If you are experiencing dental anxiety especially if it is keeping you from seeking important dental work then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our Periodontal office in Rockville, MD to schedule your consultation with our doctor, Steven N. Rice, D.D.S. They can discuss our sedation options with you and create a customized treatment plan for you as well.