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3 Ways to Relieve Your Anxiety About Dental Care

May 29, 2018
Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.

If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, you are one of 75 percent of American adults who also feels the same way. Unfortunately, this fear keeps many patients from getting the dental care they need to maintain their oral health, which means that when they do finally visit the dentist, the treatment they need is more complex and invasive, making their anxiety worse. There is a way to end this frustrating cycle, and here are some ways to enjoy anxiety-free dentistry in Sarasota.

Work With a Caring Team

When you find a gentle dentist with staff members who are trained to care for patients with compassion and understanding, you will feel right at home. A dental team who understands the needs of patients who are anxious or fearful are often enough to make many patients feel comfortable in the dental chair again.

Cutting Edge Technology

Many patients who have dental fear report that it stems from a bad experience they had at the dentist when they were young. It's important to note that techniques and technology have changed a lot since you saw your childhood dentist.

Cutting edge technology now makes procedures more comfortable and stress-free for patients, and you will find that many procedures are much more efficient than you remember.

IV Sedation

For patients with extreme anxiety, Dr. Aygen is certified to offer IV conscious sedation. During this type of sedation, you receive medication intravenously so it can be adjusted and monitored throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Aygen will also be closely monitoring your vital signs and heart rate throughout the process.

Due to the nature of the medication, IV sedation allows you to feel as if you are sleeping during your procedure even though you are conscious. This type of sedation also enables you to have multiple procedures completed at one time.

Contact Sarasota Dental Arts to learn more about how we can help you with dental anxiety.

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