All people on Earth have fears, both rational and irrational, that keep them from doing certain things in life. Those who have a severe fear of heights typically avoid roller coasters and balconies on high buildings. This fear does not usually interfere with their quality of life. However, some fears do interrupt life and cause significant adverse concerns. Fear of the dentist is an incredibly common fear among people in the United States. Fear of pain, fear of the unknown, fear of a gag reflex acting up, fear of how much dental treatment may cost, or traumatic fears that stem from childhood often keep people from receiving the dental care that they need, thus, in turn, having a negative impact on their entire lives. Continue reading “Don’t Let Fear Keep You From The Dentist”
It has been estimated that 75% of Americans have some sort of anxiety about visiting the dentist. Of this 75%, almost one third have such fear about visiting the dentist’s office that they would rather deal with dental issues (to the point of tooth loss) than visit the dentist. This extreme dental phobia can have dire consequences to a person’s health – both oral and overall. Gum diseases have been linked to heart, kidney, and other major lung diseases because of the ease at which infection can travel through the living tissues in the mouth to other areas in the body. At Pure Dental Health in Buckhead, we are proud to offer IV Sedation Dentistry in order to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality dental care in the most comfortable, painless environment possible.
At Pure Dental Health in Atlanta, we offer a full range of sedation dentistry options to our patients who need an extra measure of anxiety relief. Nitrous oxide, oral sedative medications, and IV sedation dentistry all allow patients to feel more comfortable before and during any needed dental care. While nitrous oxide and oral sedatives are enough for many patients, for those with moderate to severe dental anxiety, a low pain tolerance, or a severe gag reflex, IV sedation dentistry allows patients to feel completely at ease regarding their dental care.
Pure Dental Health is the dental practice that residents in Atlanta and Buckhead turn to for excellence in sedation dentistry. We are committed to making our patients’ dental experiences as comfortable and relaxing as possible. To learn more about IV sedation dentistry and to determine if this is the correct route for you to take in order to feel at ease at the dentist’s office, please contact Pure Dental Health today.
2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 666-3642