As many as 40 million Americans, or roughly 15 percent of the country’s population, suffer from mild to extreme fear of going to the dentist. Even worse, dental fear and anxiety often spurs people to put off much-needed care of their teeth and gums.
Here are some common characteristics of people who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia:
- They develop a sense of uneasiness when it’s time for their dentist appointment.
- They exaggerate the reasons for their fear and anxiety.
- Their negative feelings may range from simple nerves to all-out panic.
If this sounds familiar, you owe it to yourself to visit with Phoenix-area cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox at Desert Smiles in Glendale, Arizona about the benefits of dental sedation, particularly for patients whose anxiety stems from painful, traumatic dental work in the past.
Dr. Wilcox has been voted one of the area’s Top Dentists by Phoenix Magazine, and is ideally-suited to help ease his patients into the general and cosmetic dentistry treatments that can return their teeth and gums to their natural state of health and beauty.
Please understand that by avoiding the dentist, you could be setting yourself up for even more severe oral health problems including severe gum disease along with discolored, chipped, cracked and eventually missing teeth.
Don’t wait. Find out how dental sedation can change your relationship with the dentist. Contact Desert Smiles in Glendale today to find out how our Phoenix-area cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the best smile of your life. You can reach our office online through this website or by calling 602-978-1790.