What if I have dental anxiety?
A little apprehension about a dental visit is normal, particularly if you’re facing an extensive or complex procedure. Anxiety that causes a patient to endlessly postpone dental appointments is another story. Like most medical conditions, dental problems that are addressed early on are easier and less expensive to treat. Putting off a dental visit increases the risk of developing periodontal disease.
Dr. Wright and his staff strive to provide a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere with amenities that put patients at ease. Consultations prior to treatment are also effective at reducing anxiety by addressing any fears or concerns you may have.
However, if the mere thought of a dental appointment makes you feel physically ill or brings about feelings of panic, we understand, and we can help. Intravenous (IV) sedation is ideal for patients who simply cannot face a visit to the dentist but are in urgent need of treatment. Dr. Wright, a certified IV sedation provider, can administer a sedative drug prior to your treatment that will eliminate all discomfort and quickly cause you to feel completely relaxed. You will wake up remembering little to nothing about the procedure. IV sedation is very safe and carries little risk. For more information, visit our IV sedation page or contact our office.