Millions of people from every walk of life are affected by dental fear or anxiety.
Oftentimes, people who experienced painful, traumatic dental work in the past now avoid much-needed care of their teeth and gums because returning to the dentist induces overwhelming negative emotion.
If this sounds familiar, please contact Desert Smiles in Glendale, Arizona to find out how Dr. Donald Wilcox, who’s been voted one of the area’s Top Dentists by Phoenix Magazine, can capitalize on dental sedation to ease your fear and anxiety. You can reach our Arizona cosmetic dentist online through this website or by calling 602-978-1790.
Overcoming Trauma with Sedation Dentistry
If, however, you find that you are too worried or anxious to properly manage the health of your teeth and gums, you’re not alone. Studies show that roughly three out of four adults have some degree of dental anxiety.
People who are unable to address necessary dental work risk losing their teeth and hastening broader health problems including:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Respiratory Infections
- Pregnancy Complications
- Severe depression
- Social anxiety
Even more concerning is the fact that adults who are afraid to see the dentist risk passing that dental anxiety on to the children in their lives, a scenario that could be setting up young people for a lifetime of painful dental health problems.
Fortunately, advances in sedation dentistry make visiting the dentist possible for people who suffer from dental anxiety.
No one should suffer the damaging health effects of poor dental health.
Dr. Wilcox is dedicated to helping people who have experienced traumatic dental experiences. Our Phoenix dentist aims to rebuild patient trust as well as the health and functionality of their teeth, gums and jaw.
Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety
In Phoenix, sedation dentistry under the expert care of Dr. Wilcox at Desert Smiles can help people whose past dental experiences left them emotionally scared. When you’re ready to learn more about sedation dentistry, please contact our Phoenix-area cosmetic dentistry practice online or by calling 602-978-1790.