Respect for Our Patients with Dental Fear or Anxiety

Dental fear and dental anxiety affects millions of Americans and can cause many people to avoid receiving essential dental care. While some tend to use the terms interchangeably, dental fear and dental anxiety are two different conditions. People with dental anxiety feel nervous, uneasy, frightened, and even nauseous at the thought of visiting the dentist. People suffering from dental fear experience full-on panic attacks and intense dread when confronted with the idea of a trip to the dentist. At Scottsdale Dentist AZ, we understand your feelings and we want to work with you so that you can receive the dental care you need before you reach a state of oral health emergency. We offer many comfort amenities and a few gentle sedation options to help you relax and feel at ease with your oral care.

Oral Sedation

By simply taking a little pill, you can feel profoundly relaxed and comfortable with your dental treatment. Oral sedation utilizes an anti-anxiety medication that you ingest about an hour before your scheduled appointment. By the time you sit down in the dentist’s chair, you feel tranquil and at ease, yet you remain conscious and able to answer Dr. Janne Lynch’s questions. Many patients experience an amnestic effect with oral sedation and do not have any unpleasant memories of their treatment. Oral sedation will leave you feeling groggy and a little drugged for the remainder of the day, so you will need to arrange for a responsible friend or family member to escort you home from the office and stay with you until the medication wears off.