We know that dental treatments can cause anxiety for many patients, and our priority is getting you the important care you need. If you experience dental phobia, we can offer anxiety-reducing medications.
It is very common to be afraid of visiting the dentist. In fact, it’s a problem that affects millions of people. Sometimes the fear may be so overwhelming that you’re tempted to put off important treatments designed to protect your oral health.
Reduce Dental Anxiety
Of course, you already know that avoiding treatment only postpones the inevitable. But we need to find a way to help reduce your anxiety, and that’s why we offer anxiolysis options.
When we use anxiolysis medications, you will not go to sleep. You will just feel very calm and a little drowsy. Many of our patients tell us that, after treatment, they don’t really remember what was going on around them. Because of the drowsy effects most patients will feel, we require these patients to have someone drive them home after the appointment. The effects wear off fairly quickly, but can vary from person to person from almost immediately after treatment to a few hours later.
Please don’t put off dental treatment because of your anxiety. We will be happy to explain more about the benefits of anxiolysis at your next visit. Please call our Birmingham dental office to schedule an appointment.