Many patients ask us about the leading factors that harm their dental health and our answers always include a common factor: avoiding the dentist! It’s true, that avoiding routine checkups and cleanings is detrimental to overall dental health, but many people choose to skip their dental visits out of anxiety and fear. We understand that dental fear is a serious concern, so our team is well trained in providing sedation dentistry in our Amherst, NY office. Sedation dentistry helps patients overcome their fears and apprehension. To help you better understand sedation dentistry, we have listed the five most common dental fears and how we can help you overcome them.

  1. Fear of Needles

Many patients have anxiety around needles. Whether its donating blood or at the dentist, needles can be scary. But with sedation dentistry, we are able to relax you so that you will no longer fear the needle. We can use a gas or oral pill to help you feel calm so you never even feel the needle (which often contains sedatives itself to block sensations of discomfort!).

  1. Fear of Pain

Many patients believe that dental care is always painful, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Out doctors and team are as gentle as possible when working with patients and through the help of sedation dentistry, you will likely not feel any discomfort. In fact, many of our patients report just feeling a slight pressure at the site of treatment.

  1. Embarrassment About Your Teeth

Surprisingly, many patients avoid coming to the dentist because of the condition of their teeth. As a team of dental professionals, we never want you to feel embarrassed about your current situation, because we want to help improve your smile and dental health. Coming to the dentist will reverse any embarrassment you have about your teeth!

  1. Fear of the Drill

This is a common fear we hear about, but what most people don’t realize, is that our drills are not big, scary, painful machines. We use small, handheld, quiet tools that don’t look intimidating at all. With the help of sedation, we can calm your nerves when it comes to thinking about a dental drill to the point where you won’t even be worried about it or the sounds during your procedure.

  1. Traumatic Past Experience

Sadly, this is a reality for many patients. Bad past experiences at the dentist can cause lots of people to avoid returning. The good news is, our doctors and team are dedicated to your comfort and giving you pain-free treatment every time. One of the best ways to relieve your apprehension and block sensations of discomfort is through our effective sedation dentistry options!

Dr. James Lesinkski and our team hope this list helped you feel a little more confident about visiting the dentist. At James Lesinski Complete Health Dentistry, we feature calming oral sedation, nitrous oxide and local anesthesia to help our patients feel at ease and prevent any sensations of discomfort. You’ll be back to optimal dental health in no time thanks to sedation dentistry in Amherst, NY.