Managing Dental Anxiety Before Visiting a DentistApril 26, 2017
Patients hesitate in visiting the dentist for various reasons. These can include having a previous bad experience, or a result of maintaining fears passed down from family members. Even patients who recognize the poor state of health of their teeth may continue to withhold a dentist visit.
If you have anxiety about visiting the dentist, then you may have inhibitions about visiting one. However, the modern dental office is far more equipped to treat anxious patients than before.
At LA Dental Town, patients have access to our numerous amenities and sedation systems to help reduce anxiety. For young patients, our Los Angeles dentist provides a waiting room that features a play area with Playstation games and toys.
Our optional sedation treatments include oral sedation and nitrous oxide. Oral sedation is administered by pill and it keeps patients conscious, but also helps patients relax during the treatment and not experience any phobia-related symptoms. Nitrous Oxide can also be applied to patients of all ages. It is administered by mask and sedates patients, but they remain conscious and aware of their surroundings.
One of the more high-tech methods utilized at LA Dental Town is DentalVibe. This is a system that delivers a vibration to the treatment site. While the surrounding skin is experiencing the vibration, anesthesia is being injected. The sensation of the vibration helps minimize the feeling of the injection from being experienced by the brain. This system allows any patient, regardless of their anxiety level, to obtain the treatments they need to sustain long-term dental health.
DentalVibe can be applied before procedures such as dental fillings, dental implants, tooth extractions, root canal, and more.