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Relieving Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a real problem in America. It doesn’t matter if it’s because you had a bad memory from when you were a kid or if it’s from hearing a story from a friend about a painful visit. It still bothers you. It can even make you skip needed treatments. That’s why we offer dental sedation at our Phoenix, AZ dental office.

Relieve Anxiety, Stress With Dental Sedation

Dental sedation (also known as sedation dentistry) is the use of medicine to help you relax. When you are nervous, your body is tense. That can make it harder for Dr. Cavendish to deliver treatments. For example, if you need a dental crown placed to repair a damaged tooth, you might have trouble staying still or keeping your mouth open if you’re full of anxiety and worry. Plus, the more anxiety you feel during a dental visit, the less likely you are to keep future appointments.

But in the end, you are the primary concern. If you are concerned or dreading your appointment, dental sedation can help you feel calm, comfortable, and worry-free.

What Kind Of Sedation Is Available?

Dr. Cavendish has extensive education and training. He has investigated lots of options, and over the years, he has found oral medication to be the best form of dental sedation. These are pills you take that quickly melt away anxiety and concerns. They induce a deep relaxed state. You will most likely stay awake during your treatments, but you’ll be so relaxed that it won’t bother you.

Get Comfortable in the Dental Chair

Medicine definitely helps, but so can the right people. At our Phoenix, AZ dental office, we worked hard to find just the right team. You will never have to have dental anxiety. Everyone here is nurturing, friendly, and empathetic. From the first “Hello!” when you walk in the door to the last “Goodbye!” as you leave, you will be treated like you’re a member of our family. That’s because, to us, you are family.

These days, lots of people feel rushed. It’s like we’re constantly running from meeting to conference to home and so on. It sure would be nice to take some time, wouldn’t it? You can get that with a longer dental appointment. If you’re worried about feeling rushed through a given treatment, these longer visits can help you feel less stressed.

Sideline Your Dental Fear For Good

Sometimes, simply not knowing is the cause of your concern. Fear of the unknown is a big factor contributing to dental anxiety. When it comes to medicine and dentistry, you might also be worrying about side effects. We understand that concern at our Phoenix, AZ dental office. That’s why Dr. Cavendish and our team will thoroughly explain your options for dental treatment, including any potential side effects or how it will positively impact your life.

To learn more about how dental sedation can help you relax, or to schedule your next appointment, call us today at 602-842-6504 or fill out our online form.