Are you Afraid of the Dentist?

You’re not alone. Specific phobias, a common form of an anxiety disorder, are widespread throughout the United States. Affecting over 19 million Americans, phobias present problems for patients seeking dental and medical care. This form of anxiety disorder presents terrifying and debilitating emotions based on a specific fear. Dental Phobias often keep patients from getting checkups and necessary dental procedures which puts them in danger of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and buildup of plaque.

How Dr. Askari Can Help

Fortunately, Dr. Aziza Askari understands the discomfort that anxiety can cause a patient. To help combat phobia, she offers sedation dentistry for her uneasy patients.  She is certified to perform sedation dentistry by the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation. This type of dentistry is an effective way to promote relaxation and help patients rest peacefully while dental work is performed. The most common type of sedation dentistry she offers sedates patients without rendering them fully unconscious.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

During sedation, your vitals are monitored closely from the beginning to the end of the procedure. Many patients at Comfort Dental Spa have had positive experiences with sedation dentistry and no longer avoid dental treatment because of their phobias. Dr. Askari uses common medication and strives to maintain safety for all patients.

What Does Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?

For many patients, sedation provides complete relaxation. Some patients experience no recollection of their procedure which can help diminish anxiety for their next visit. Other patients have reported that the time moved quickly. Throughout the procedure, Dr. Askari and her staff periodically check on the patient’s comfort level to ensure he or she maintains a relaxed state. Most patients report a positive experience after undergoing sedation.

If your dental phobia keeps you from the care you need, contact us today at (248) 474-6434 for more information about Sedation Dentistry. We serve patients in Farmington Hills, Michigan and the surrounding areas.