I have a fear of going to the dentist. What should I do?
Many people fear going to the dentist and allow their anxiety to keep them from getting the dental care that they desperately need. This can result in unexpected emergencies and serious conditions such as periodontal disease. If fear has kept you from the dentist for too long, we are here to help! At Avenue Family Dentistry, we believe that dental care can be a pain-free and anxiety-free experience.
Dr. Paul Perez is licensed in oral sedation, meaning he can prescribe medication to relax you before you come in for your procedure. Oral sedation works well for people with severe dental anxiety or a strong gag reflex, and it's also helpful for those who have extensive treatment that needs to be completed. By offering sedation dentistry, we help patients achieve greater comfort and deeper relaxation so that their dental procedures are positive experiences.
Nitrous oxide administration is also a good way to help a patient relax during dental procedures. This mild form of sedation takes the edge off but does not have the lasting effects of oral sedation. You can drive yourself home after your appointment and even return to work immediately.
Our skilled and friendly team looks forward to the opportunity to improve your oral health by offering solutions to reduce or eliminate your anxiety.