Billions of people all over the planet suffer from some form of dental fear, dental anxiety, or dental phobia. Whether it’s from a past dental experience or horror stories from the family, some people have a tough time making a dental appointment, and if they do, they often cancel at the last minute out of dental fear.
Sedation Dentistry for Dental Fear
Sedation dentistry is an excellent way to help patients deal with problems such as fear of needles, sensitive teeth, and anxiety. People who have a problem with needles and are paranoid of pain also benefit from sedation dentistry.
Dr. Greenman is one of the few dentists in California to have completed the 100 hours of training and in-office examination necessary to be awarded a Conscious Sedation Permit.
Dr. Greenman is the premiere sedation dentist in Westlake Village and offers IV sedation dentistry for all levels of dental anxiety.
If you experience any of the following, sedation dentistry could be for you:
Excessive procedures during the same dental appointment
Fear of pain
Feeling like you have no control of the situation
Complex dental procedures
Dental Fear Only Makes Things Worse
Sadly, tooth decay and gum disease will not get better. In fact, they only get worse. It is ironic that people who suffer from dental fear wait so long to see the dentist that the procedures become more invasive. A simple dental filling could turn into a root canal while gum disease may require scaling and root planing. Avoiding dental appointments could even result in tooth loss.