If you have been putting off going to the dentist due to dental anxiety, you are not alone. Dental phobia and anxiety is a common condition impacting many people in the Phoenix area. Whether it is due to a traumatic prior dental experience, an active gag reflex, a fear of needles, or a low pain threshold, dental anxiety can prevent you from getting the important treatments necessary to maintain good oral health. Dr. Donald Wilcox offers sedation dentistry to help patients with dental anxiety enjoy a more relaxing, comfortable dental experience. You can choose from several options, including oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. With oral conscious sedation, you take a mild sedative before your procedure to place you in a relaxed, semi-conscious state. You will be able to communicate with Dr. Wilcox throughout your procedure, but you will not remember the details once it is done. Instead, you will wake up relaxed and refreshed. IV sedation is a great option for patients who need to undergo multiple procedures at once. Dr. Wilcox will monitor your IV sedation throughout the entire procedure to ensure optimal levels of safety. He is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (D.O.C.S.) and regularly participates in continuing education training to ensure he is up-to-date on the latest and most effective sedation dentistry techniques. The health of your teeth and gums are too important to delay important dental treatments any longer. Find out if sedation dentistry is right for you. Please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your free sedation dentistry consultation. Dr. Donald Wilcox serves patients in the Phoenix, Arizona area.