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Afraid of the Dentist? You Are Not Alone

Afraid of the Dentist? You Are Not Alone
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17 May

For many, a visit to the dentist can be a daunting experience. A recent study revealed that out of 500 patients surveyed, a staggering 75.4% were uncomfortable with the idea of visiting the dentist. But what if we told you that dental anxiety is a thing of the past at The Florida Dental Implant Institute?

Understanding Dental Anxiety:

The study further explored the root causes of dental anxiety. It found that different materials and devices used in the procedure provoked anxiety in 71.8% of patients, followed by the sight of instruments in 14.2% of patients. The dental chair induced anxiety in 13.2% of patients. Other factors, such as the sight of a suction tube and certain smells, constituted 0.8% of the anxiety triggers.

At The Florida Dental Implant Institute, we understand these concerns and have made it our mission to ensure that our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visit.

Making the Uncomfortable Comfortable:

Our approach to mitigating dental anxiety involves a combination of patient education, empathetic care, and advanced sedation methods. We believe that understanding the procedure can significantly reduce anxiety. Therefore, we ensure that our patients are well-informed about their treatment plan and that all their questions and concerns are addressed.

Sedation Dentistry at The Florida Dental Implant Institute:

One of the most effective ways we help our patients manage their dental anxiety is through sedation dentistry. We offer two main types of sedation methods: oral sedation and IV sedation.

  • Oral Sedation: This method involves taking a prescribed medication before your appointment. The medication helps you relax during the procedure. You'll be awake and able to respond to any directions the dentist may give, but you'll feel significantly less anxious.
  • IV Sedation: For patients with higher levels of anxiety, we offer IV sedation. This method allows for a deeper level of sedation, and the effects are almost immediate. You'll be in a state of deep relaxation but still responsive.