Going to the dentist can be a very frightening and anxiety-ridden experience for most people, but for some, that fear can be debilitating. In fact, some people even avoid going to the dentist all together as a result of that fear. Many of these people suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, which is extremely common. Roughly 30 million to 40 million people avoid going to the dentist as a result of overwhelming fear and anxiety. While skipping the dentist’s chair all together may seem like a relief, people who do so are at a greater risk of developing gum disease, early tooth loss and a host of other dental complications that can generally be prevented with regular dental visits. Dr. Norman is dedicated to ensuring her patients feel comfortable and at ease during their appointments. She has created a dentist’s office like no other where she caters to each patient’s individual needs and desires. Sometimes no amount of warmed blankets and favorite TV shows can calm the most anxious patient which is why she offers the option of sedation dentistry. She understands that sedation dentistry may be the difference between a patient forgoing dental care or making their dental health a priority.
Dental phobia can be difficult to overcome, but letting it get in the way of your health is definitely not the answer. Sedation dentistry utilizes medication, helping patients relax and overcome their dental anxieties. Our office offers a number of sedation choices for our patients. While options like nitrous gas (laughing gas) can be helpful for some, we also offer other alternatives to fit the patient’s anxiety level and type of treatment. Dr. Hudson works to ensure that each of patients who experience uneasiness and apprehension about their dental visit are made to feel as comfortable and at ease as possible. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective option that helps many of our patients minimize pain and anxiety. Patients who select sedation dentistry are able to relax, and in many cases, sleep through their procedures.
Proper oral hygiene is a big piece of keeping our mouths clean and healthy, but regular cleanings and preventative appointments with your dentist are just as crucial. Don’t let your fear of the dentist compromise your health. Give our office a call today at 425-212-1975 or send us a message to schedule your appointment, and be sure to ask about our sedation dentistry options to help make your visit as easy and stress-free as possible.