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Could Dental Anxiety Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

August 31, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Vimal Patel
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Has fear or anxiety kept you away from the dentist? If it's been a while since you've visited a dental office, you may be in for a pleasant surprise! Modern dentistry has changed over the years and most dental offices feel warm and welcoming these days with a focus on patient comfort.

Patient Amenities

Many modern dental practices are designed to feel more like spas so patients feel comfortable and relaxed. For example, you might enjoy a beverage while you wait, and then watch your favorite television program in your treatment room during your procedure. You can also listen to your favorite music to help ease your mind. If you're cold, your dentist may even have a warm blanket to help you feel comfortable and cozy, and you could be offered a warm towel after your treatment to help you freshen up.

Sedation Dentistry

Because many patients struggle with fears about visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry has become a common offering among most dental providers. Inhalation sedation such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can help patients feel at ease without interfering with the rest of their day. It's safe to drive yourself home after using nitrous and continue your normal activities. Nitrous is effective for both adults and children and can be used during most types of procedures.

Talk with your dentist about your concerns and your options for sedation dentistry.

Advanced Technology

Is it the needle that causes your anxiety? Did you know that there is now technology called Dental Vibe that eliminates any discomfort from the delivery of dental anesthetics? It's true. This machine uses gentle vibrations to essentially trick your brain into focusing elsewhere so you don't feel a thing during your injection.

With all these amazing advances and amenities, isn't it time for you to give your dentist another chance? If you're interested in sedation dentistry in Prosper, TX, contact Dr. Vimal Patel to learn more.

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