Fear of the Dentist’s Chair

Sedation Dentistry Can Help!

It’s a fact that most people are reluctant to schedule appointments with their dentists. Unfortunately for many people, the problem goes much further than reluctance, with overwhelming fear and anxiety. The apprehension can be so great that it keeps people from seeking dental care, which can be seriously detrimental to one’s overall health.

While fear of dentists and dental procedures is not uncommon, many dentists do not seem to have a good understanding patient fear and anxiety, and how to cope with it. Fear and anxiety are commonly thought to be the same, but there is a difference. Fear tends to be brief, and is usually alleviated once the threat or danger is gone. Anxiety is more of a learned emotional response that is based on personal negative experiences or hearing the accounts of others. Fear and anxiety trigger the sympathetic nervous system to respond with the “Fight or Flight” reaction, creating extreme apprehension.

The dentists at Weninger specialize in caring for Tampa area patients with severe fear and anxiety. We offer strategies to address patient discomfort, so they can get the treatment they need. The team at Weninger offers caring and compassionate dental treatment options including sedation dentistry.

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Weninger Dentistry uses sedation dentistry options to provide patients with a relaxing and anxiety-free experience. We work to improve the dental care experience so you can comfortably receive the dental treatment you need. Our associates understand that fear surrounding dentists and dental procedures is a serious issue. We strive to reduce patient anxiety using a concerned and respectful approach to safe and effective sedation dentistry options:

  • Oral Sedation Dentistry – involves the use of nitrous oxide or oral medication to help control anxiety
  • IV Sedation Dentistry – patient is given medications to control anxiety through an IV line, directly into the venous circulation

Don’t let fear of the dentist keep you from enjoying optimal health and your best smile! Contact us for a stress-free appointment.