Sedation DentistryAn Overview
If you struggle with dental anxiety, you probably avoid visiting the dentist. Skipping routine dental health exams can impact your oral health and lead to complex dental concerns. Many patients experience fear or anxiety around dentist office visits, but few seek help with this common issue.
Dr. Heather Adams understands this fear and has built her dental practice around the basic principles of compassion and kindness. Dr. Adams provides patient-first dentistry in a welcoming, no-pressure environment. At our Rogers AR dental office, every patient receives personalized attention and a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Adams. She takes the time to really listen to her patients and works with you to create a treatment plan that will work for you.
Patients with dental anxiety often benefit from sedation dentistry. Sedation options can help you overcome your dental anxiety so that you can enjoy your optimal oral health and big, bright, beautiful smile.
What is Dental phobia?
If you fear to visit the dentist office, you are not alone. Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of dental anxiety or fear. Indeed, it is a universal phenomenon.
Dental phobia is a more serious condition than anxiety. It leaves people feeling panic-stricken and terrified. People with dental phobia have an awareness that the fear is totally irrational, but are unable to do much about it. They exhibit classic avoidance behavior; that is, they will do everything possible to avoid going to the dentist. People with dental phobia usually go to the dentist only when forced to do so by extreme pain. Pathologic anxiety or phobia may require psychiatric consultation in some cases.
We offer sedation dentistry options to enable those who suffer from dental anxiety to feel relaxed and comfortable during their treatment. Sedation dentistry can also be used to perform several dental treatments during a single visit.