Fight back against Dental Fear, Look into Sedation Dentistry
Fight Back against Dental Fear, Look into Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for those with dental fear.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sorry, FDR. It turns out there is actually a lot that Americans fear. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are over 6.3 Million Americans with a diagnosed phobia. Some of the most common include fear of public speaking (74 %), fear of death (68 %), and fear of spiders (30.5 %). But what about Dental Fear?
Fear of the dentist is not as uncommon as you may think. According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education), roughly 30% of the population has some form of dental fear keeping them from receiving the regular dental care they need. This is just as true for adults as it is for children.
WHAT IS DENTAL FEAR?
A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something, like the dentist. This fear can be brought on by a traumatizing event, such as a painful experience with a filling, or a feeling of helplessness. No matter the cause of the phobia, dental fear is the reason why 36% of those who don’t see a dentist regularly skip their 6-month checkups, according to a survey by the British Dental Health Foundation. Are you one of the 36%? If so, there could be a solution to all of your problems – Sedation Dentistry.
WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for those with anxiety, but is also appropriate for people who have a low pain threshold, have sensitive teeth, have a sensitive gag reflex, or need a large amount of dental work. Sedation dentistry uses different levels of sedation to help patients relax during dental procedures.
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SEDATION DENTISTRY IN GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND
With three state-of-the-art locations throughout Maryland – Gaithersburg, Upper Marlboro, and Lexington Park – Dr. Fatemi is well suited to meet all of your dental needs. Dr. Fatemi specializes in sedation dentistry, having completed one year of intense training for intravenous (IV) sedation at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. IV sedation is both safe and effective when administered by a trained professional, like Dr. Fatemi. He further Obtained the prestigious Title of Master of Americal Colldge of Sedation Dentist from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.