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Smile Texas's Cosmetic Dentistry Journal

 

Are You Afraid of the Dentist?

Does your fear of the dentist keep you from having the healthy, beautiful smile you want?

While most people are perfectly comfortable at the dentist’s office, many are not. They are, quite simply, afraid of seeing the dentist. So afraid, in fact, that they put off basic things like cleanings and x-rays. So afraid that they wind up letting their mouths go… and that creates many problems which are often painful – physically and emotionally. These people are so afraid of a visit to the dentist that they would rather deal with pain day after day than go to the dentist. They usually wait until things are so bad they can no longer take it.

Thanks to sedation dentistry from the sedation dentists at Smile Texas, even the most complicated, broken-down mouths can be handled quickly, efficiently, and comfortably. The sedation dentists at Smile Texas use different levels of sedation dentistry to easy your fears: nitrous gas (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation (you take a pill that makes you relaxed and drowsy), or IV sedation (you are very relaxed and sleeping). People travel from all over the United States and all over the world to have Houston’s most-experienced Cosmetic and Implant Dentists and help them achieve the smile of their dreams!

Perhaps you’re apprehensive about dental work because of a childhood dental trauma. Maybe you want or need to get more than one procedure done on your teeth but you have concerns about the pain, or just worry about being in the dentist’s chair for any length of time. Dental sedation allows you to rest comfortably for hours while your teeth are being worked on and, if you’ve elected to have several complicated dental procedures, will help us complete everything – cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, or whatever your needs – in fewer visits.

Whether it’s panic, dread, or time that has you putting off necessary dental repairs, there is a relaxing, pain-free option available. And if you would feel better having a little sedation to help get you to the door before your procedure, oral premedication is another option that can ease your fears. At Smile Texas, our cosmetic dentists and implant dentists treat you with kid gloves and even offer ear phones, music, a blanket, and a teddy bear to make you comfortable.