Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety? By Dr. Pinnix on May 07, 2012


Fear of going to the dentist is a valid and recognized anxiety that dental professionals strive to eliminate in today's society. As many people avoid going to the dentist because of any number of fears, these individuals tend to suffer from cavities, broken teeth, and other serious dental concerns. Despite these painful conditions, they would rather suffer with their pain than schedule an appointment. Our dentists in Charlotte can help alleviate those concerns through sedation dentistry.

To overcome these fears, one might consider sedation dentistry if provided by that dental office. By undergoing sedation dentistry, patients can have their dental problems treated without experiencing the fear and dread that have kept them away from in the first place. After making an appointment with a dentist, they are provided with medication that they can take prior to their appointment or provided the medication during their visit. This sedation dentistry medication allows them to relax and remain calm as they undergo treatments.

Because one may take this medication prior to a sedation dentistry procedure, patients are advised to bring a trusted friend or family member with them to their appointment. The medication may make patients sleepy and compromise their ability to drive a car safely, so Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney always recommends for their friend to drive them to and from our Blakeney dental office.

While receiving treatments at our Blakeney dental office, patients are relaxed and typically are not as fearful as they might be had they not taken the medication. Most patients report being calm and not feeling any pain or discomfort. Their dentist is able to administer the treatment without having to calm the patient. After the procedure is completed, that individual can return home and take satisfaction in knowing that the process is over. If he or she has to visit the dentist in the future, that patient may no longer be fearful, knowing that sedation dentistry eliminates the fear and discomfort that trouble so many people.

Before selecting this type of dentistry, people are advised to share their medical conditions with their providers. Our South Charlotte dentists need to know about conditions like seizures, diabetes, bleeding disorders, and other diseases that may make sedation dentistry unsafe for you and our dentists can structure treatments to meet these needs.

If you have any questions or would like more information about easing your dental fears with sedation dentistry or any additional information about our cosmetic dentistry services, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist office at 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient online appointment request form..


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At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, our goal is to enhance your quality of life through dentistry. Dr. John M. Pinnix IV and Dr. George A. Betancourt are proud to be associated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • Spear Study Club
  • Charlotte Dental Society
  • Invisalign® Certified Provider

For more information about our services, contact our Charlotte office online or call (704) 543-1102.

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