If you have been putting off getting necessary dental work because of anxiety, we are here to help remedy that. You are in good company, because many people feel anxiety when thinking about receiving dental treatment. Unfortunately putting off necessary treatment can negatively affect one’s oral health, whether by courting tooth decay or gum disease which can lead to costly and invasive treatment down the road. Anxiety can be caused by any of the following:
–Fear about the side effects of anesthesia.
–Fear of not being in control while sitting through a procedure.
–Fear of feeling vulnerable and helpless.
–Fear of experiencing pain, either from a past negative experience or from hearing others share their stories of negative experiences.
–Fear of receiving injections or that the injection won’t work.
At Country Club Dental, Drs. Sonny and Fara Afshar and their team understand that sometimes we need to be directly involved in reducing dental anxiety in our patients. We are pleased to offer our patients oral sedation, which allows you to relax and feel calm during your time with us.
We are also happy to discuss ways we can help alleviate your anxiety by explaining what will happen to you during the procedure so that you can know in advance what to expect. We can also work out a signal with such as raising your arm to alert us that you need us to pause for a moment. Whether it is to catch your breath or rinse your mouth, we want to reduce your unease.
At Country Club Dental, Drs. Sonny and Fara Afshar believe you deserve the best care we have to offer while having the best possible experience. So, if you have been delaying treatment because of dental anxiety, we invite you to give us a call and let us help you keep your healthy smile. To schedule an appointment please call our caring dental team in Cameron Park, California at 530.677.4457 today.