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Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Lead To Poor Dental Health [BLOG]

At Lloyd F. Moss, Jr., DDS, we strive to provide a variety of high-quality dental treatments to protect your teeth and gums from harm.

But there’s one problem no dental procedure can treat, and that’s fear.

Don’t Let Dental Fear Lead To Poor Dental Health

Dental anxiety is one of the most common causes of poor dental health, but our caring team and options in sedation in our Fredericksburg, VA practice can prevent that!

*How Dental Fear Controls Your Behavior*

The average person will likely experience a few jitters just before a trip to the dentist office.

But it’s not the kind of thing that prevents them from keeping dental appointments. This sort of nervousness is quite easy to manage.

More intense dental anxiety, on the other hand, is the kind that controls you, the kind that has you canceling, or not even scheduling, dentist appointments.

Fear of pain, discomfort at the sound of dental tools and drills, and the verge of panic before even entering a dentist office are all strong enough to keep millions of Americans away from the routine dental care they need.

*How Dental Fear Leads To Poor Dental Health*

If experience has taught us anything, it’s that fearful patients often convince themselves that a dentist is only there to treat problems with your teeth. Unless you’re in pain, in other words, you don’t really need to go.

But the truth is, that’s only part of the goal of dentistry.

The other equally important part is to keep dental problems from happening in the first place. That’s why routine cleanings and exams are so crucial to keeping your smile healthy. Only dental professionals, like our dentists and hygienists, have the training and resources to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and detect problems early enough to keep them under control.

Without professional preventive care, oral health problems will develop undetected and get to a critical point by the time you’re able to see or feel them.

Improve Your Dental Health With Sedation

First, we want you to know that no matter how fear has impacted your dental health, you should never expect a lecture from us.

Our practice is a safe, judgment-free zone where you’ll be comforted and well-cared for. We want to help you have a healthy mouth again, and we know how important earning your trust is in making that possible.

Next, we’ll make sure you’re as relaxed as possible while you’re here. That means providing you with pillows, blankets, and even a TV monitor so you can watch your favorite show to take your mind off your treatment.

For those who need more help feeling comfortable, you can choose from among our dental sedation options to suit your level of anxiety. That way your body can be relieved of tension and stress, and your mind will be more at ease during your procedure.

Schedule An Appointment

You don’t have to let dental anxiety put your dental health in danger.

You can find comfort and gentle care at our Fredericksburg, VA dental practice.

We offer different types of dental sedation so you’ll be able to get the necessary treatment to keep your oral health on track. You’ll also feel more at home with blankets, pillows, and a TV in each of our suites.

Let us know how we can help you feel confident about getting back to the dentist.

Call Lloyd F. Moss, Jr. DDS today at 540-369-4926 or fill out our online form to request an appointment.