How Can I Control My Anxiety About Dental Care?

How Can I Control My Anxiety About Dental Care?

Posted March 14, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental

You should not feel ashamed about experiencing anxiety over dental care. However, this is a condition that you should address, as it can cause you to miss out on important oral health support. Anxious patients can find themselves avoiding routine preventive dental care, and delaying important restorative procedures. By providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere for patients, your dentist can help you feel more comfortable every time you come in. This can help many patients, but some people suffer a higher degree of anxiety that is more difficult to contain. Fortunately, modern dental technology can help make your experience more relaxing. With dental sedation, it becomes easier for nervous patients to sit through oral care. 

Using Dental Sedation During Treatment

If the mere thought of lying back in the dentist’s chair makes you nervous, you may be a good candidate for dental sedation. Your dentist can safely administer nitrous oxide through a mask you can wear during treatment. When you breathe this gas, you can feel comfortable and secure, while staying responsive and alert. Patients who normally feel comfortable at the dentist’s office may receive nitrous oxide to make a longer, or more uncomfortable treatment, easier to undergo.

Avoiding Your Dentist Can Leave You At A Higher Risk For Oral Health Problems

It is important to note that if you let anxiety keep you away from your dentist, you can be more likely to suffer from oral health troubles. If you avoid routine dental exams, you can let a problem grow in severity until it is causing you real discomfort. If your anxiety causes you to try and endure dental discomfort, you should know you can put yourself at risk for tooth loss, and for experiencing serious oral health complications.

Talk To Wager-Evans Dental About Addressing Dental Anxiety

At Wager-Evans Dental, anxious patients can benefit from receiving nitrous oxide during treatment. Our practice is proud to offer a supportive, welcoming atmosphere, and we can help you manage your nervousness while you are under our care. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To set up a consultation with our office, contact us today  by calling (775) 829-7700.