- September 15, 2017
Fear is a healthy, natural human response to danger. It motivates us to practice caution as we go through our day. But there comes a point where fear can be so powerful that it can have the opposite effect on our lives. It can keep you from doing the things that would actually keep you safer.
This is what dental anxiety can do to you if you’re so frightened by the idea of a dental office that you stay as far away as you can. As a result, your smile and your overall health both suffer the consequences.
This is the reality for millions of Americans. We see it all the time at the LANAP & Implant Center. Patients come to us for the first time after having avoided a dentist’s office for years and who’ve suffered the disastrous effects of a lack of professional dental care.
That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you get beyond dental anxiety in our Collegeville and Williamsport offices. We offer many ways for you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible so you can get much needed dental care, and healthy smile, and a better life!
Today, we’re talking about why it’s important to overcome dental anxiety and we can help you at the LANAP & Implant Center.
Get Beyond Dental Anxiety For Better Health
One of the most common causes of dental anxiety has to do with residual effects of negative experiences in your past. If you had a traumatic dental appointment as a child, it’s natural for you to associate the dentist’s office with all the same emotions well into adulthood.
Another reason you might feel anxious about going to the dentist are all the unfamiliar, and often scary, sounds and smells you associate with a typical dental office. Cold lighting, uncomfortable chairs, and the odor of sanitation doesn’t exactly invite feelings of relaxation.
While this is all quite understandable, skipping regular dental care puts you at a greater risk for health problems. Brushing and flossing at home is an important part of maintaining good oral health, but it’s not enough. You need a skilled professional with the right tools to thoroughly clean your mouth of the harmful bacteria that can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums.
Just because you can’t see or feel any symptoms of dental problems doesn’t mean they aren’t forming in your mouth. That’s why it’s so important to get beyond dental anxiety so that you can stay on top of problems like tooth decay and gum disease before they threaten your smile.
How can you do that? You can start by giving us a call for an appointment! We can sit down with you to talk about your fears and concerns and discuss ways to make you feel most at ease so you can get the treatment you need.
Get Beyond Dental Anxiety With Sedation Options
Part of our commitment to your oral health and your comfort involves making you feel welcome when you visit our Collegeville and Williamsport dental offices. That means you’re greeted by a warm staff who won’t make you feel rushed.
But we don’t stop there. To make you feel as relaxed as possible, we offer sedation dentistry at the LANAP & Implant Center.
For Mild To Moderate Dental Anxiety, Try Oral Sedation
This is a great option for people who just need a bit a help feeling at ease. With medication you take before your appointment, you’ll feel a bit groggy while you receive treatment. This means you’ll need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment.
For More Intense Dental Anxiety, Try IV Sedation
For more intense anxiety, IV sedation is a highly effective way to get the dental care you need. This is ideal for those who require more extensive treatments and procedures to get their oral health back on track. You’ll feel completely relaxed with a controlled sedative at the hands of our experienced, highly-trained professionals.
Get Beyond Your Dental Anxiety With Our Help!
With sedation options and a team of warm, caring professionals who understand how you feel, you can get beyond dental anxiety for a healthier, more beautiful smile.
If you’re ready to start living your life with a healthy mouth and beautiful teeth, visit us to see how we can help you get there. Call the LANAP & Implant Center today at 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.