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Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

Posted on March 27th, 2019

Don’t be Afraid of the Dentist!

San Luis Obispo dentist Michael Colleran, DDS knows that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to visit a dentist for anything other than an emergency.

Dr. Colleran understands that dental anxiety prevents a lot of people from getting the care they need, so we’ve designed our entire practice around your comfort. Read on to find out about how we can help!

Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

First of all, don’t feel bad if you fear the dentist. It’s very common and understandable. Your mouth is sensitive and private, and having someone else poke around in there can be traumatic. However, there are a ton of things we do to make sure that every patient feels safe and comfortable. That means that from the waiting room to Dr. Colleran’s chair, you are in good hands! We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that your experience is a pleasant one. 

Sedation Dentistry

In addition to using topical anesthetics to numb you before shots and checking constantly to make sure that you are comfortable, we offer a number of sedation dentistry options that will ease your anxiety. How does sedation dentistry work? Depending on your preference, Dr. Colleran will give you medication before or during your treatment.

Although you will not be asleep during the procedure, the sedatives will help relieve your anxiety and put you in a relaxed, comfortable state. Local anesthetic shots will still be necessary, but you’ll hardly notice them or any of the dental work going on. Just make sure you have a friend or family member to drop you off and pick you up.

It’s All about Your Comfort

Whether or not you choose one of our many sedation options, know that we are committed to giving San Luis Obispo residents the highest quality dental care, and that means premium services and complete comfort. Want to know more about how we can help get rid of your dental anxiety? Contact Dr. Colleran today!

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.


Sources

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/dont-fear-the-dentist

http://www.wikihow.com/Overcome-Your-Fear-of-the-Dentist

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About Dr. Colleran

Dr. Colleran is a nationally renowned dental author and lecturer and an expert on laser dentistry. He has spoken across the country on laser dentistry and had articles appear in several professional journals. He is also sought after by dental manufacturers as a consultant for product evaluation and research. Dr. Colleran is an instructor for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, which teaches LANAP and other laser dental procedures to dentists from across the globe.

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