Although dental anxiety is very common among people, dental phobia takes dental anxiety to the extreme. People who experience dental phobia tend to avoid visiting the dentist at all costs. However, this could end up costing them their smile. Does this sound like you? There is help for people...
While going to the dentist may seem like a routine task for many adults, for some, it’s an anxiety-inducing event that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation...
Laughing gas, known also by its formal name nitrous oxide, is used as a mild sedative in dentistry. It doesn’t smell and you can’t see it, but it helps you relax quickly in order to complete your dental procedure. You’ve heard of laughing gas, and maybe you’ve even received...
Sedation dentistry has become more and more popular throughout recent years. It seems that a disproportionate fear of the dentist is common, and many can’t get work done without being unconscious. Of course, dentists are starting to see that there are more benefits to sedation dentistry than just getting...
When you haven’t been to see a dentist for awhile, there’s a good chance it’s because you are one of the many people who doesn’t like going to the dentist. The good news is that as time passes, dentistry becomes more advanced, and the advancement often means going to...
Do you have fear or anxiety about going to the dentist? Dental anxiety and dental phobia are estimated to affect over half of the population. As a result of this, sedation dentistry has become a popular option for people suffering from this type of fear. Sedation dentistry involves the...
While sedation dentistry is well suited for patients who experience dental anxiety or dental fear, a common question is how can patients expect to feel during dental sedation. Dr. Gordon Rye, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Fairfax, VA,  discusses this question in this video.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgUhijUT_Uk
Do you get anxious at the very idea of being in the dentist’s chair? Saying that you’re not alone would be a huge understatement. In fact, as many as 15% of people refuse to even go to the dentist simply because they are afraid to do so. That means...
Dental anesthesia certainly has its uses—it helps prevent patients from experiencing discomfort during their visit and allows dentists to provide necessary treatment. However, it’s understandable that some patients would want to avoid dental anesthesia. Many patients would prefer to avoid having an anesthetic injected into their mouth while some patients are worried about...
An estimated 20% of people experience dental anxiety, but less than half this number experience dental phobia, a severe fear that prevents people from going to the dentist entirely. Dental anxiety and dental phobia prevent patients all over the world from seeking the preventative care they need as well as restorative care....