Catonsville Dental Care

Getting Over Dental Phobia

Dental phobia, also known as dental fear and dental anxiety, is actually fairly common. It is often brought on by psychological trauma brought on by comments, such as “if you don’t brush your teeth, you’ll have to go to the dentist,” or it is triggered by a physical event, such as a painful incident at the dentist’s office as a child. These emotional experiences linger, causing anxiety that can carry over into adulthood.

However, with new advancements in dental technology, going to the dentist has become virtually painless.

New Dental Tools: For example, needles used to inject numbing agents have gone from large and reusable (repeated use dulls a needle’s point) to ultra-thin and disposable.

Topical Anesthetics / Dental Patches: Topical anesthetic gels and dental patches can be used to numb the gums to keep patients comfortable during injections and deep cleanings.

Sedation Dentistry: Sedation Dentistry has been used safely for over 30 years, providing a relaxing and anxiety-free experience dental experience for patients just like you! On the day of your appointment, you will take a pill which will relax you. Our specially trained team members will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed. During the dental visit you will be monitored closely. After your dental treatment is complete there will be minimal if any discomfort. Also, you will have little or no memory of your visit.

If you have any questions about Dental Phobia, Sedation Dentistry, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

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Coping with Dental Phobia