Dental anxiety is a common issue, and it affects millions of people around the world. Dental anxiety can keep people from getting the oral healthcare they need.
It's so common to feel anxious at the dental office, but it's nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, up to 30% of people have some level of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. Fortunately, there are things you can do to ease your dental-related anxieties and fears.
Here are a few things you can try before your next visit to your dentist's office:
If you're feeling particularly anxious about your procedure, talk to your dentist about sedation options. A light sedative will help you feel calm and relaxed throughout your treatment, and you won't have to worry about discomfort or pain. If oral conscious sedation isn't an option, consider IV sedation instead. While you're under this form of sedation, you'll still be awake, but you'll feel completely relaxed and at ease during your procedure. You'll likely not remember much of what happened since you'll be in a deep sleep throughout the duration of your visit. Even better, you'll have little to no memory of the pain!
To learn more about our dental procedures, make an appointment with Fay Hu, DMD. At Fay Hu DMD General Dentistry, located at 800 West Morse Blvd, Suite 3B, Winter Park, FL 32789, we serve patients with the best quality treatment. You can schedule an appointment by calling 407-647-3223. We guarantee the best and highest-quality care.