For millions of Americans going to the dentist can be a source of anxiety and unease. Unfortunately, some folks have had traumatic experiences in the past that inhibits them from seeking the dental help they may need. For others, the thought of any pain from dental work fills them with trepidation, causing them to avoid the experience all together. At Desert Smiles in Glendale, AZ, we understand that unease and use sedation dentistry practices to help you relieve any anxiety you may feel.
Dr. Donald Wilcox is a highly-trained cosmetic and restorative dentist with training in general anesthesia, IV sedation, and oral sedation. Because he wants each of his patients to feel at ease during their visit, he offers sedation dentistry to those who have a hard time at the dentist office. Your oral health is vitally important, and Dr. Wilcox will work with you to make sure you feel comfortable so that you can get the oral care you need.
Sedation dentistry may be good for you if you:
- Suffer from dental fear and anxiety
- Have had a past traumatic dental experience that makes you uneasy
- Have a difficult time feeling the effects of anesthesia
- Have sensitive teeth
- Need multiple procedures done in one visit
- Have a fear of needles or shots
- Have a fear of the noises, smells, and feelings associated with dental tools
Your oral health is closely tied to your overall health and neglecting oral care can significantly increase your risk of gum and tooth problems, as well as other serious health issues. If you’re one of the millions of people who have a degree of fear related to the dentist office, let Dr. Wilcox use his sedation dentistry expertise to help you get the care you need.
If you’re interested in learning more about sedation dentistry, contact our office at 602-978-1790 today to schedule your consultation. We happily serve those who live in the Glendale, Phoenix, and Peoria areas of Arizona.