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Fear of the Dentist: How Do I Deal With My Dental Anxiety?

April 30, 2019
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Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
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If you have dental fear or anxiety, you might put off going to the dentist for routine examinations and cleanings. You might even feel somewhat foolish for fearing something that seems so routine for other people. But the truth is that you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a very real fear for many people, and some studies have shown that nearly three-quarters of people in the United States are nervous or fearful about going to the dentist.

The problem with putting off routine dental visits is that often a small problem that would have been spotted by your dentist often grows into a larger dental issue that needs more complex treatment. Of course, the mere idea of the treatment is nerve-wracking as well—and now you have to go to the dentist. Which brings up your anxiety, and a vicious circle is formed.

We understand that many of our patients have dental anxiety that goes well beyond mild, and they need help to relax while they undergo dental procedures. The good news is that Dr. Kaya Aygen is one of only a few dentists in the Sarasota, FL area who is certified in IV conscious sedation.

What Is IV Sedation Dentistry?

With IV sedation, a calming medication is sent directly through your veins (intravenously), giving you a feeling of relaxation. You will not be put “under” as you will maintain consciousness and the ability to speak and answer questions during the procedure.

After your procedure, you will feel drowsy for a while, so you’ll need to have someone along with you who can drive you home afterward.

Contact Sarasota Dental Arts to Learn More

We want to be your partner in healthcare, and as your dentist of choice, we welcome your call to find out more about how IV sedation dentistry at our Sarasota, FL dental office can help you seamlessly get through any dental procedure. Don’t let fear keep you from getting the dental care you need and deserve. Call us today!

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