People who suffer from dental phobia may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common condition. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio, we take dental phobia seriously. With sedation dentistry, it is possible to see us for a cleaning and checkup every six months, and not have your stress level go off the charts.
It’s essential to see us twice a year to make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition. Otherwise, a minor issue, like a little cavity, can become a much bigger problem.
Experts believe that the rate of dental phobia may be as high as one in four men and women. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer our patients with dental phobia or dental anxiety several forms of sedation dentistry.
Laughing Gas is safe and effective. It’s inhaled through a small mask, and helps you to relax. You may not laugh, but most patients can get through an appointment without much stress.
Oral Conscious Sedation. This is a step up from laughing gas. After taking a sedative an hour or so before your appointment, you’ll be in a highly relaxed state. You won’t sleep, but most patients are unaware of most of what’s going on around them. You’ll need a ride home afterward.
If you have dental phobia, don’t put off seeing the dentist. With sedation dentistry from William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio, we have successfully treated many patients just like you. We provide cosmetic, general and family dentistry.