Many patients may avoid routine dental checkups due to dental fear or anxiety. At Premier Dental Care we help anxious patients overcome anxiety by providing informative education on dental concerns and any necessary procedures in a comfortable and friendly environment.
We believe that empowering our patients with knowledge about their own dental health can help them feel more comfortable when visiting the dentist. Our dental care team is highly skilled, specially trained, and have a passion for providing exceptional patient care. If you suffer from dental fear or anxiety call our Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or our Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565. Our team will ensure that you receive the care you need.
Treatment with Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental anxiety feel at ease while visiting the dentist. Dr. Karim Naguib will discuss your options with your prior to treatment. Your medical history and personal needs will all be considered when choosing an appropriate sedation method.
- IV Sedation: IV sedation is administered into your bloodstream through an IV. This type of sedation takes effect immediately allowing the patient to rest comfortably during their dental procedure. IV sedation is strictly controlled and patients are closely monitored.
- Oral Sedation: Oral sedation is administered in a pill form. Patients will take the pill several hours before their scheduled procedure. Patients will feel completely relaxed but will remain alert and responsive.
Patients with dental fear or anxiety can feel relief with this pain-free dental treatment. Sedation dental treatment may also cause anterograde amnesia, which means the patient will not remember the surgery. In addition, IV and oral sedation treatments allow dentists to work faster than they would otherwise.
Dental Anxiety FAQs
Why am I so nervous about the dentist?
In many cases, people are afraid of the dentist because of previous bad experiences. You may have had a procedure go badly or the dentist’s attitude was unbecoming. There are also certain triggers about a dental office that may make you more nervous, like the sound of a dental drill.
Should I tell my dentist I have anxiety?
Absolutely. The dentist will know to expect some hesitance from you and know how to handle your reactions. We can also offer sedation options for more severe causes of anxiety to make sure you can get the dental care you need.
Is a fear of the dentist common?
Yes, up to 20% of Americans suffer from some sort of dental anxiety. More and more dental offices are offering solutions like sedation to make sure even their most anxious customers are comfortable.
Request a Dental Exam Today
Is your dental fear or anxiety keeping you from maintaining your oral health? Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online. Dr. Naguib and his team are dedicated to providing comfortable care. They aim to create a warm and friendly environment in their offices to ensure that patients of all ages can feel at ease when visiting the dentist.