If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Over 15% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear.
To help overcome fear and get your teeth taken care of, the most important thing you can do is talk with your dentist. If your dentist doesn’t take your fear seriously, consider finding another dentist. The key to coping with dental anxiety is discussing your fears with your dentist. Once your dentist knows what your fears are, he or she will be better able to work with you to determine the best ways to make you less anxious and more comfortable. Dr. Lais offers a free consultation to each patient, or potential patient, to discuss such fear before ever having to get in the dental chair.
The good news is that today there are a number of options that can be used to help with these issues. To help his patients get the treatment they need Dr. Lais offers IV Sedation, Nitrous Oxide and NuCalm as ways to help with fear or anxiety.
IV Sedation allows patients to undergo more treatment during one visit without the fear of pain or discomfort. Nitrous Oxide relaxes patients during treatment while still allowing them to leave the dental office without any debilitating effects. NuCalm naturally relaxes the body within minutes to provide a unique and rejuvenating dental experience.
Call our office today for a consultation to learn more about the options Dr. Lais offers to his patients.