Can you help patients who are afraid of the dentist?
This is a very common question! You may feel like you’re alone with your anxiety, but millions of people experience some stress when faced with dental visits.
In many cases, patients don’t like seeing the dentist because they feel like they’re not in control of the situation. One of our goals at the office of Katie To, DDS, is to get to know our patients and take the time to build trusting relationships. When you feel at ease with us, your dental care won’t seem so intimidating.
We’ll listen to your concerns and spend some time to learn more about the source of your fear. You’d be amazed at how opening up about your feelings can help to reduce your anxiety!
Fear of pain and discomfort is another cause of dental anxiety. At our office, all our services are designed to maximize your comfort and reduce your stress. But if you still need help relaxing during your treatment, we offer safe nitrous oxide sedation that will make you feel slightly drowsy and detached from what’s going on around you.
Dr. To can also prescribe an anti-anxiety medication for you to take before your appointment to help you feel calm when you arrive at our office. Please remember that, if we’re using oral sedation, you’ll need a designated driver to get you to and from your appointment.
Don’t let anxiety about your dental care ruin your good oral health. Call us today to learn more about the ways we can help!