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August 4, 2010

Don’t Be Scared! Ask Dr. Pate about Sedation Dentistry

First of all, more people avoid dental visits because of fear (est. 30%) than avoid airplanes because of fear of flying (est. 18%). I want you to know, dental fear, dental phobia, call it stress, anxiety, apprehension, or what you will—being too scared to go to the dentist is a common and very real problem. You, my friend, are not alone.

When you visit my office, Dentistry in Buckhead, we can sit down and talk about your concerns. Please be open with me and my staff so that we can help you. I’ve assembled a compassionate, dedicated team of professionals who understand dental phobia and sedation dentistry. Personally, I’ve taken continuing education through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and I maintain active membership with this respected association.

We offer two levels of sedation, and I’ll be happy to talk with you about which is best for your situation. Here’s a summary of each… (more…)