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Sadly, many people in the country suffer from severe dental anxiety. They’re so scared of the dentist – and dental appointments themselves – that they can’t even set foot in a dentist’s office.

This is obviously a big problem, since regular care from Dr. Cameron Blyth, DDS and Dr. Joshua Dorris, DMD is imperative for optimal oral health. This is why sedation dentistry is such a revolutionary, helpful tool in the dental world.

How does it help?

Sedation dentistry helps people who suffer from dental anxiety by calming them when they’re in the dental chair. By being relaxed, patients are able to undergo any procedures they need without that nervous pit in their stomach. After a few visits using sedation dentistry, patients may find they’re able to come into Merrill Ranch Family Dental Center without the need for sedation since they’re now used to the process.

How does it work?

Sedation dentistry is administered differently depending on your situation. Some people may need more sedation than others, depending on their level of anxiety. If you have severe anxiety, you’ll likely receive some sort of IV sedation where you’re barely conscious. If your anxiety is mild, laughing gas is a great way to help you relax.

Sedation dentistry is one of the best ways to help people who suffer from dental anxiety. If you, or anyone you know, has serious issues with visiting the dentist because they’re nervous or scared, it’s worth your time to look into our sedation dentistry options. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, call us today at 520-413-9714.