Feeling fearful and anxious about going to the dentist is a huge problem for some people and an article in the Columbus Dispatch talks about how dental professionals can help anxious patients get the treatment they need.
About 25% of fearful patients have reported having a bad experience in the dental chair as the reason for their anxiety. Other patients may fear having a painful procedure. I have talked to patients who never had a bad experience or a painful experience at the dentist but still expressed fear.
Whatever the reason, the fear is real for these patients and so is their need for treatment. Small cavities can become large ones which can lead to more complicated and costly treatment so it is especially important for those suffering from dental anxiety to visit the dentist regularly — prevention is especially important!
Here at StoneRidge Dental Care we work closely with our patients to ease their fears. For patients who are extremely anxious we can offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry allows you to receive the dental care that you need while in a completely relaxed state.
For more information about sedation dentistry or to schedule your consultation please contact StoneRidge Dental Care serving the Columbus, OH area at 614-476-6696 today. You can have the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of!