Many people suffer from dental anxiety or experience some trepidation when visiting the dentist. Too often, this means people are not getting the care they need to maintain healthy smiles. But did you know that lack of dental care can also influence your body wellness? It's true.
Lack of dental care puts you at risk for periodontal disease, which has been linked to heart attack, stroke, and even Alzheimer's disease.
Your gentle dentist in Annapolis, MD understands dental anxiety and has treated many patients who thought they could not receive regular dental care because of their fear. Let us know how you are feeling, and we will do everything we can to turn your anxiety around. We provide comfort dentistry, which means that our entire team ensures you feel no pain and as relaxed as possible.
Things to Think about Before Visiting the Dentist
Because you alerted our team that you're feeling anxious, you can walk into the dental office feeling good, understanding that you are in gentle and patient hands.
If you have not been to the dentist in a while and are embarrassed by the state of your oral health, remind yourself that we have treated countless patients who feel like you. Let yourself consider that we hold no judgments, and we only want to restore you to excellent oral health.
If you had a bad experience with dentistry early on, tell yourself as you're arriving at our dental office that you are about to meet a team eager to replace that memory with a positive encounter.
Dental Anxiety Treatment in Annapolis, MD
We also offer treatment for dental anxiety, which has allowed many patients to seek dental care who have not been to the dentist in ages.
Our comfort dentistry options include nitrous oxide and oral sedation.
Nitrous oxide is a relaxation gas that produces feeling or detachment and ease. We deliver this gas through a nasal mask, and it wears off as soon as we stop the flow.
Oral sedation is a pill you take a few hours before treatment. With this medication, you may not remember your procedure.
Your dentist may opt for one or both options to see you through.
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We are here to help you get the dentistry you need without the anxiety.