Many people have some form of the jitters before going to the dentist in Modesto. It can range from mild nervousness to a full-blown anxiety disorder. In fact, there are two names for dental phobia—odontophobia and dentophobia.
The reasons behind dental phobias are as individual as the people who have them such as previous bad experiences, stories from other people, or painful-looking scenes in movies or TV.
At the Smile Studio at Vintage Dental in Modesto, Dr. Rick Rodig completely understands these fears and can help you relax with a prescription medication that you can take before your visit so you’re completely relaxed when you arrive. You’ll still be fully conscious during your appointment, but you’ll have much less fear. This is called sedation dentistry.
Dental phobia is just one reason to consider sedation dentistry, but others include:
- Complex dental problems that will otherwise take several appointments to complete
- Excessive fears about dental appointments
- Difficulty getting numb
- Fear of needles and shots
- A strong gag reflex
- Highly sensitive teeth
- A dislike of the noises and smells associated with a dental office
Just let us know when you call for an appointment if you suffer from anxiety about going to the dentist in Modesto. We can help you prepare for your appointment before and during your treatment. Call us if you’re in Modesto, Riverbank, Oaksdale, or other nearby communities for your next dental appointment, one where you’ll be relaxed and anxiety-free.