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Overcoming Dental Anxiety

September 1, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Lawrence Michnick
Overcoming Dental Anxiety | Ocean City Dentist

Dental anxiety is something that plagues millions of Americans. Some studies show that 30 percent or more of the adult population has some fear about going to the dentist, though it is less common in the younger generation.

Advancements in dentistry have made it more comfortable, fast, and easy for patients to have their dental care without pain.

A recent study shows that patients who avoid the dentist because of fear or anxiety end up with compromised oral health.

Your Dental Team Matters

If you feel anxious at the dental office, let the team know. Our dental office staff members are compassionate and will go the extra mile to ensure your comfort and wellbeing.

If you have difficulty getting numb, this is another piece of information that is essential to share with your dentist. Everyone reacts differently to anesthetic, and it may take a little longer for some patients to feel completely numb.

A strong gag reflex can even keep patients who desperately need dental care from making an appointment. Often, gag reflexes are amplified when combined with anxiety.

Our clinical and business staff members are here because they love people and answered a calling to take care of them. If you want an Ocean City dentist who will make you feel at ease, respected, and valued, contact Atlantic Dental today.

We Offer a Solution

Oftentimes, patients come to us with a firm request for sedation dentistry. In partnership with Delmarva, we offer both oral and IV sedation to help patients have a relaxing experience they feel confident about.

More often than not, a few visits to Atlantic Dental puts patients at ease. They often tell us they never thought they would be able to have dentistry without sedation. It is those patients who eventually become our biggest fans.

We are here to help. Don’t let a fear of the dentist keep you from the dental care you need to stay healthy. Looking for an Ocean City dentist gives you a number of opportunities. The most important feature is finding one you feel comfortable with.

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