If you think dental sedation is only available for people who need invasive dental surgery or for patients too terrified to go to the dentist, think again. Yes, it can be used for that, but there are multiple situations where sedation is the best option...

When you’re in the grip of a serious fear like going to the dentist, needles, or dental procedures, it’s hard to feel anything but panic or terror. Dental fears are fairly common, from a little to a lot, in the U.S. That’s why dental sedation...

You tell yourself this time will be different. You’ll make the dentist appointment, go to the office, and have your teeth cleaned or that wisdom tooth removed. Instead of hiding your smile, you’ll be proud of it. Instead of dealing with that nagging pain, you’ll...

The vast majority of dental patients can use some form of sedation during a dental procedure to help reduce fears, calm anxieties or get through a long procedure with less stress. To make sure you’re a good candidate for any form of dental sedation, it’s...

No one wants their child to be afraid of anything, and definitely not necessary medical care like going to the dentist or seeing a doctor. Help your child visit the dentist without fear by making it a normal and not scary part of life. Have...

While neglecting your oral health might not harm you in the way that ignoring heart attack systems can, not seeing the dentist because you’re afraid can have a big impact on your life. Fear is the biggest reason why most people don’t go to the...

Dental sedation isn’t right for every patient or in every dental procedure. Many patients never need help relaxing, regardless of the procedure. If, however, your fear of the dentist interferes with your dental health or your pain creates added anxiety, sedation may be the best...

When you’re afraid to do something, like go to the dentist or get your teeth pulled, it’s easy to think you’re the only one. A lot of patients think it’s “Just me” when in reality, plenty of people get nervous at the dentist and some...

Not all fears of the dentist are created equal. Needles might not bother you, but the dentist’s drill could give you nightmares. Sitting in the chair for a cleaning may be easy but feeling out of control during the procedure makes you tense. Everyone who’s...

Your fears about going to the dentist might go all the way back to childhood. A loud noise you didn’t expect, a pain you didn’t anticipate, or a less-than-caring dentist may have contributed to your fears. Maybe a parent was afraid and you learned by...

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