Are You Afraid of the Dentist?

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

Many people avoid the dental treatment they need to maintain a healthy smile due to fear of the dentist. Glendale, Arizona, dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox and the team at Desert Smiles are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for patients who experience anxiety at the thought of a trip to the dentist. Sedation dentistry is often effective for patients who experience:

  • Fear of dental procedures
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Strong gag reflex

Sedation dentistry allows you to undergo your dental procedure in a relaxed state with no discomfort or adverse aftereffects. You will need a ride home following a sedation dentistry procedure due to the lingering effects of the sedative. Sedation dentistry can be especially beneficial to patients who require multiple procedures. There are different sedation options available based on your individual needs; most restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures can be performed with the use of a prescription oral sedative. Although sedation dentistry is safe for most adult patients, it is not for everyone. Certain prescription drugs and medical conditions prevent some patients from being good candidates for sedation dentistry. Your consultation with Dr. Wilcox will determine if sedation dentistry is a good choice for you. If you live in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria or Glendale, Arizona, areas and would like to learn if sedation dentistry is right for you, please contact Desert Smiles Cosmetic & Sedation Dentistry to schedule your appointment with Dr. Wilcox.