Relieving Dental Anxiety in Las Cruces, NM
Do you feel afraid of going to the dentist? Let Advanced Dental help you conquer your dental anxiety and get a healthier, beautiful smile.
Is dental anxiety common?
Dental anxiety is much more common than people think. An estimated 24 to 35 million people suffer from this type of anxiety. This is not just a simple fear of going to the dentist but going anyway. The people who suffer from this type of dental fear will wait as long as possible until they have no other choice but to go.
How do I get past my dental anxiety?
The first thing you need to do is find someone to talk to about it. Make sure that person has a healthy outlook on dental care, and share your story with them. A great person to do this with is Dr. Reiter. He will listen to your concerns and can point out different ways we handle your care that will help you feel more at ease with modern dentistry. You can simply stop by our office or schedule a consultation without treatment.
How does Advanced Dental help patients with dental anxiety?
We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible with us, so we have kept this goal in mind in all aspects of our practice. Our staff will greet you as if you were family when you come into the office, and they will do all they can to help you feel at ease. We also have many amenities to help you be comfortable here. These include complimentary beverages, blankets, pillows, painless anesthesia, sedation dentistry, and even longer appointments so you don’t feel rushed in your dental care.
What dental sedation options are available?
Advanced Dental offers two types of dental sedation.
- Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) – This is an inhaled sedative that begins acting quickly to calm your nerves before the procedure. You will be conscious, but you will also be very relaxed. It wears off quickly following your treatment as well, so you will be able to drive yourself home.
- Oral Sedation – This is pill-form sedation and needs to be taken about an hour prior to your appointment. You will be on the edge of sleep throughout your procedure, and you will not feel pain during your treatment. This type of sedation will take several hours to work its way out of your system, so you will need to have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment.