For many people, just the thought of going to the dentist can bring on a cold sweat, increased heart rate and in some cases total fear. Those feelings could be a result of a bad experience as a child or a treatment that caused a lot of pain as an adult. Sometimes the fear is so paralyzing that patients will put off visiting the dentist altogether and that can only make things worse for the future.
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At Sedalia Dental, we don’t want you to associate going to the dentist with fear or pain and we will do everything possible to make sure you are relaxed and comfortable. Small, nurturing touches that make you feel cared for can make all the difference during your treatment. We provide warm eye and neck pillows and noise-canceling headphones, so you can’t hear the sound of the drill.
When a treatment requires numbing, the idea of a needle — even if it means less pain — can also be a source of fear and stress. Depending on your level of anxiety and the scope of the treatment you need, we have several different options available to you, including oral sedation. We will discuss those options thoroughly with you prior to treatment, make sure that you understand and are comfortable with what we decide to do.
If you have a fear of the dentist, know that you are not alone. We can help you get the treatment you need, so call us or schedule an appointment online.