Many people experience dental anxiety or dental phobia when it comes to the dentist. Unfortunately, many of these people let these fears prevent them from seeing their dentist and receiving the oral care they need to sustain a healthy smile. Fortunately, you don’t have to let dental anxiety or dental phobia prevent...
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...
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....
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...
Dental sedation is for people who experience dental anxiety or dental phobia and typically avoid treatment as a result of this. When it comes to children, dental sedation is often used for procedures that are long in order to ensure the safety of the patient during the procedure. But is dental sedation...
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...
As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that...
Sedation dentistry is the practice of using medication to help patients relax during their dental appointment. There are several different types of sedation dentistry ranging from inhaled to oral to intravenous. People who avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety or dental phobia can benefit from sedation dentistry and receive the treatment they...
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