Of the following, which one makes you the most nervous?
- Going to the dentist
- Going to the hospital
A recent study conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation produced some interesting results. In the lead-up to National Smile Month 2011, the Foundation asked over 1,000 people what makes them the most nervous.
More than 1 in 5 people rated visiting the dentist as the culprit that causes them the most anxiety!
A fear of heights topped the poll, followed by visiting the dentist and going to the hospital. Surprisingly, snakes ranked fourth, while spiders came in fifth.
Obviously, a large number of people suffer from fear of the dentist or some form of dental phobia. Unfortunately, that means these folks are not getting the dental care they need simply because they’re afraid.
Dr. Peter Pate can help. With sedation dentistry, you can leave your anxiety at the door and get the care you need. Dr. Pate will review your suggested treatment course and answer your questions to alleviate any lingering apprehension. Depending on your goals, concerns, and medical history, Dr. Pate will suggest the right method of sedation for you. Our sedation dentistry options include nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.