Let’s face it – we have all dodged a dental check-up or two. If it doesn’t hurt, why fix it, right? Sadly, that answer would be incorrect. Yes, it is important to seek treatment for dental pains, but it is also wise to keep your dental appointments in order to maintain your good oral health.
Even still, many patients have a definite fear of sitting in that dental chair. So much so, dental phobia is an actual affliction that many face. Thankfully, the dental industry has taken note of this particular affliction and have come up with ways to help their patients feel relaxed and soothed while these dental procedures are taking place. This way, we no longer need to fear the dentist, but can go into an appointment without fear.
Sedation dentistry is just one of the ways that your dental professional will help to settle your nerves while undergoing any dental procedure, from medication to anesthetic administered before the treatment. For those that prefer a more natural way to overcome the fear, offerings like weighted blankets, aromatherapy or other types of relaxing therapies.
There are many reasons people fear the dental chair. You may be surprised how common these symptoms are:
- Loss of control
- Sights, sounds & smells
- Needle phobia
- Fear of crying or making a fool of yourself
- Fear of panic attacks
- Abuse survivors
- Dislike of feeling numb
- Can’t get numb
- Extensive treatment
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Developmental disabilities
- Just don’t like the dentist
If you find that you need some type of sedation therapy during your dental visit, mention it when you schedule your appointment.
Dr. Kegler proudly serves Suwanee and all surrounding areas.