One of the most common reasons for avoiding a trip to the dentist is dental anxiety or fear of the dentist. In many cases, a patient’s anxiety is the result of a previous bad experience during a dental treatment.
Unfortunately, small dental health problems will quickly become big (and often painful) dental health problems when left untreated, resulting in the need for extensive and expensive restorative dental treatments.
At Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY, Drs. Karl and Walter Neuhaus offer the solutions necessary to help patients relax and regain their confidence while undergoing a dental procedure. Dr. Neuhaus and his staff will take the time to discuss the concerns a patient may have about their oral health and possible dental treatment. In many situations, taking the time to fully explain a dental procedure and discuss possible anesthesia options provides the level of comfort needed to help a patient overcome their anxiety.
In more complex situations or during a more involved dental procedure, Dr. Neuhaus may recommend the use of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can enable a patient to undergo a dental procedure while in a mild “euphoric” state whereby they are awake but won’t recall much of the procedure afterwards. Creekside Dentistry offers nitrous oxide sedation which is administered without the use an injection (often a cause for fear and anxiety during a dental procedure) and allows patients to remain fully awake during a procedure without feeling any pain. This type of anesthesia has no after effects and patients can drive themselves home after treatment!
Regular dental visits are the key to maintaining lifelong oral health- an important part of overall physical health and well being! If you suffer from dental anxiety, let the experienced and caring staff of Creekside Dentistry in Amherst help you to overcome your dental anxiety and restore your oral health.