It’s unfortunate that nearly 20% of adults are so nervous about seeing a dentist that they avoid going at all! Poor oral health is linked to numerous illnesses so skipping dental checkups due to dental anxiety has consequences beyond cosmetic degradation or tooth loss.
At Coeur d’Alene Dental Center, we’re proud to offer comfortable care for those with dental anxiety. We can help our patients overcome their dental fears with our friendly team, high-tech care, and sedation options.
When someone experiences fear, nervousness, or stress in a dental setting, it’s known as dental anxiety. This anxiety may have been the result of a one-time traumatic event at a dental clinic. Dental anxiety can also be a more general fear of things like dental instruments and injections, sights and sounds in the dental environment, or simply not knowing what to expect.
Please know that it is possible to have a stress-free, pleasant experience at the dentist. When you have the right dentist, you can depend on it! Whatever the cause of dental anxiety, it’s not something to feel embarrassed about.
Sedation dentistry helps make dental treatments painless and effective. If you’re feeling anxious about your upcoming appointment, we often recommend a sedation option to help you relax.
At Coeur d’Alene Dental Center, we offer the following types of sedation:
We know everyone has different schedules, because of this we offer late afternoon and early morning appointments.