Are you one of the many people who are afraid to go to the dentist? You’re not alone! Nearly 75 percent of adults in the U.S. have some anxiety before visiting the dentist, and about 5 to 10% of us are true “dental phobics.”
Some people have had previous bad experiences at a dentist. Others get nervous after hearing stories from other people, or don’t like feeling that they’re helpless or don’t have control of the experience.
If pre-visit anxiety is making you avoid the dentist completely, sedation dentistry in Chapel Hill can help with a prescription medication for you to take prior to your visit. It will help you relax, and you can either sleep through your appointment, or be awake enough to interact with Dr. Saib and his team. Not all dentists are qualified to offer sedation dentistry, but Dr. Saib has taken the advanced training that allows him to provide this service to our patients.
By being relaxed before your treatment, any local anesthetic will be that much more effective at blocking any possible pain.
If you have any concerns about anxiety or pain, please just let us know. We can help you. Call us at Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry at 919.933.3388 to talk about your upcoming treatment and what your concerns are. By letting us know ahead of time, we can make sure in advance that you’ll be comfortable and relaxed.