Do you have a hard time going to the dentist and maybe even put it off because of a fear or either the experience itself, pain, or the sounds of the drill? If that’s the case, you may have a dental phobia, from which about 9 to 15 per cent of Americans suffer. Symptoms can be mild or severe and include anxiety, or worse, panic, which can prevent you from getting the necessary dental work done on your teeth and mouth.
Patients with dental phobia are usually aware of its irrationality, but feel powerless to do anything about it and can suffer needlessly, perpetuating the phobia and resulting in an avoidance of the dentist. Other signs of dental phobia can include:
- Trouble sleeping the night before an exam or procedure
- Feelings of nervousness that escalate while in the dental office waiting room
- Crying or feeling physically ill at the very thought of visiting the dentist
- Intense uneasiness at the thought of objects being placed in the mouth, or when objects actually touch the mouth and teeth, resulting in a sensation of not being able to breathe
We have good news for you then, because at Placer Prosthodontics Inc., we pay particular attention to and have special treatment for dental phobia patients in Rocklin, California. When you visit Dr. Craig Wada, you can rest assured you will be treated with the utmost care. Whether it’s oral sedation to help you relax during your procedure or other calming devices, we will ensure you get the best care when you step into our office.
Please contact us at 916-630-9048 today to discuss what we can do to make your dental experience your best yet.