Dental phobia, or fear of the dentist, is a very real condition. Affecting an estimated 36% of the population, with approximately 12% of people falling into the “severe” category, dental phobia is not only real, but it also poses a serious problem for the millions of people who find visiting the dentist to be a frightening and unpleasant experience.

Dental phobia may be the result of bad experiences with a dentist as a child. It may be the result of bad experiences as an adult. It may stem from the imagined scenarios of experiences that haven’t even happened. But in all of these cases, it can prevent people from seeking the general dental care that they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy, along with the cosmetic treatments that can be useful in making their smiles shine.

At Desert Smiles, we don’t want fear to be a barrier to dental care. We have taken great strides to create a comfortable and welcoming environment where our patients can feel safe and cared for. From the lounge-like atmosphere of our waiting room to our technologically advanced screening and treatment rooms, we have taken every care to ensure each patient feels at ease at all times while in our care. Understanding that this is not always enough, however, we are also pleased to offer various sedation options that can be used to help produce calm and ensure a stress-free experience.

Sedation options available at our Glendale office include:

  • Nitrous Oxide. Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is well-tolerated, safe for nearly all age groups, and incredibly effective at producing short-term comfort
  • Conscious Oral Sedation. Using oral medications, conscious oral sedation produces a deep sense of comfort and calm, and can even be used for severe cases of dental phobia

We are committed to the comfort and safety of all of our patients and are pleased to be able to offer these trusted and efficacious sedation options to people experiencing dental phobia. If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to give us a call at 602-978-1790 and schedule a consultation today.

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