Causes Of Dental Anxiety

If you have dental anxiety, you’re not alone! Many people suffer from dental anxiety, ranging from mild anxiety to severe dental phobia.

Luckily, sedation dentistry can help! Depending on your level of anxiety and the type of dental procedure, laughing gas, oral sedation, or IV sedation could offer you a solution.

A lot of dental anxiety stems from past experience, specifically a traumatic experience at the dentist. These are other common causes of dental phobia and anxiety:
•panic attacks
•fear of pain
•general anxiety
•fear of shots and needles
•adverse reaction to Novocain
trouble getting numb
•anxiety about loss of control
•jaw or TMJ issues
•low pain tolerance
•PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
strong gag reflex

If it’s been quite awhile since your last dental visit, and anxiety is making it hard to schedule an appointment, consider sedation. Thanks to sedation, you can have a positive experience, free of pain and anxiety.

Sedation can help, even for simple procedures. For example, laughing gas for cleanings is many times the answer for people who feel anxious. And for more complex dental treatments and procedures, oral sedation and IV sedation can be the key to a comfortable experience.

For detailed information about how sedation dentistry can help with dental anxiety, contact a Phoenix sedation dentist.