How To Overcome Dental Anxiety

At Premier Dental Care in Palmdale & Lancaster, CA, we provide sedation dentistry options to patients who suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist.

Dental anxiety often prevents new patients from scheduling their preventative care appointments because they want to avoid sitting in the dental chair.

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Our dentist offices prioritize patient comfort and will do everything possible to ensure that you have a positive patient experience. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about how to overcome dental anxiety with sedation dentistry options:

I have dental anxiety. What can be done?

At our Palmdale & Lancaster dentist offices, we encourage patients to ask questions at any point during their dental care. If you are unsure about some of the dental terminology or technology that we may utilize during your appointment, feel free to ask us to stop by and explain.

We believe an informed patient is a healthy patient and aim to provide you with all the information you may need to know about caring for your dental health. Patients with dental anxiety may also consider bringing a friend with them to their dental appointments or listening to their favorite music while sitting in the dental chair to distract themselves from the noise.

If these methods do not work in keeping you calm and comfortable while sitting in the dental chair, ask your doctor about your sedation dentistry options. 

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Yes, sedation dentistry is safe and common in dental offices worldwide.Yes. It is extremely safe. It is important that you disclose all health history, and any medications you are taking. Also make sure to follow all pre and post operative instructions given to you by your dentist or the sedation specialist.

Our offices provide two different options for sedation: IV Sedation and Oral Conscious Sedation. If you are unsure which form of dental sedation is right for you, talk to your doctor about your sedation dentistry options during your next visit to our Palmdale or Lancaster dentist office.

Is sedation dentistry right for me?

Sedation dentistry isn’t only for people with severe dental anxiety. It can also be beneficial for people with disabilities or disorders that prevent them from sitting still during regular dental care visits. Additionally, many of our younger patients who struggle to sit still during our routine dental care may benefit from sedation options.

Even if you do not suffer from dental anxiety but still want to pursue a more comfortable patient experience, sedation dentistry could be for you. Your dentist can administer sedation and local anesthetic to provide you with a more relaxed and pain-free dental visit. This combination allows for a more comfortable experience overall.

Schedule a consultation with our Palmdale or Lancaster dentist office to find out if sedation dentistry is right for you.