Doctor Gregory Williams on relieving dental anxiety
At least half of the population of the United States has some degree of dental fear or dental anxiety. Let’s face it, nobody likes to go to the dentist. So, what we do in this office is we have a variety of ways to try to help you be more comfortable and relaxed while you’re having your dental work done, whether it’s a warm blanket to wear, headphones so you don’t have to hear the sounds, even earplugs, those kinds of things, dark glasses. We have some patients who that’s not enough for, and so we have relaxing gas that they can breathe during their appointment. For our patients who are more anxious or have difficulty getting numb, we have the options in sedation. So, some of our patients are sedated orally. We have a board-certified anesthesiologist who comes into our office for those cases and patients who need to be completely asleep. So, we have every option available for our patients so that they can be comfortable and as relaxed as possible while we’re working on them.