Dental care is essential to maintaining overall good health. Unfortunately fear of the dentist keeps many people from making a dental appointment. In addition to providing quality dental care in the Tampa area, our mission has been to specifically serve patients with severe anxiety issues. Sedation dentistry has made it possible for us to care for a wide range of fearful patients in our Tampa dental office. We’ve seen many people comfortably get the care they need after years of anxiety and dread.
People put off scheduling dental appointments for a variety of reasons, from busy schedules to reluctance that problems will be discovered. For some, however, the problem goes much deeper, being rooted in overwhelming fear and anxiety. This apprehension can be so strong that it keeps people from seeking dental care, which poses a serious health risk in many cases.
Even though fear of dental procedures is not uncommon, many dentists do not seem to have a clear understanding of patient anxiety and fear, as well as the best ways to cope with it. Fear and anxiety are mistakenly thought to be the same, but there is a significant difference. Fear tends to be brief, and is usually quickly alleviated. Anxiety is a learned emotional response that is based on first-hand or closely related negative experiences. Fear and anxiety create extreme apprehension by triggering the sympathetic nervous system to respond with the “Fight or Flight” reaction.
Weninger Dentistry focuses on caring for Tampa area patients with severe fear and anxiety. Our team specializes in strategies to address patient distress, so they can get the treatment they need. We take pride in offering compassionate care and dental treatment options including sedation dentistry.
Weninger Dentistry uses sedation dentistry to improve the dental care experience. Our approach allows you to comfortably receive the dental treatment you need. We understand that fear surrounding dentists and dental procedures is a serious concern. Our mission is to reduce patient anxiety using a compassionate 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
We believe fear of the dentist should never keep you from enjoying optimal health and a beautiful smile. Contact us for a stress-free appointment.