Are you one of the many people who are afraid to go to the dentist in Austin? You’re not alone! Nearly 75 percent of adults in the U.S. have some anxiety before visiting the dentist, and about 5 to 10% of us are true “dental phobics.”
Some of the reasons you may need some extra help to relax are:
- High fear of dental care
- Complex dental problems
- Traumatic dental experiences
- Fear of needles and shots
- Trouble getting numb
- Sensitive teeth
Fortunately there are solutions for pre-visit jitters and for helping you stay relaxed and comfortable during your treatment.
At 12 Oaks Dental, we can help with sedation dentistry to help you relax, yet remain awake during treatment.
We give you nitrous oxide (laughing gas) that will completely relax you in a matter of minutes, and recover equally as fast once your treatment is over. If you have only nitrous oxide at your appointment, you’ll be safe to drive yourself home in a very short period of time.
For more involved procedures, such as tooth extractions, or longer treatments, we can use IV sedation, administered and monitored by a certified anesthesiologist.
If fear of the dentist is even preventing you from getting regular care, please call our Austin dental office and talk to us about your fears. We’ll let you know how we can help and plan for your appointment. We really can make a dental appointment relaxing and comfortable. Just call us at 512.346.5196.