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August 15, 2017

Get the Facts from Your Sedation Dentist in Ft. Lauderdale

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Woman at the dentistIf you are fearful of dental offices or need an invasive procedure, your sedation dentist in Ft. Lauderdale can transform your experience while in the office. With the use of sedation, your fears and anxiety will fade away as you become completely relaxed. You will not feel any pain or discomfort. However, many are hesitant to give it a try due to certain questions or confusion about the process. To put your worries to rest, there are five facts you should know about the use of sedation.
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July 15, 2015

You Can Overcome Your Dental Fear With Sedation Dentistry Services

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There are a lot of patients out there that are simply too afraid to go to the dentist’s office for any kind of procedure. It’s a lot more common than you may realize. It’s commonly known as dental phobia or anxiety. It causes a person to opt out of any dental treatment because they are too fearful about what has happened in the past or just can’t stand the thought of going through another procedure. Whether it’s the sights, sounds or smells that is keeping you from receiving the treatment you need, we can help with sedation dentistry services. They’re designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout a dental procedure.

Choosing not to receive any treatment for a dental issue can leave your overall health hanging in the balance — something you don’t want to experience. If you religiously practice great oral hygiene, you’re already setting yourself up for success down the road. But, if you don’t like coming to the office or simply don’t want to out of fear, know that we can help with sedation dentistry. Getting the help you need is essential in maintaining excellent oral health. Our Plantation, FL office is ready to help you get through a procedure and start enjoying going to the dentist again.
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May 25, 2015

Dental Phobia – Are you scared to go to the Dentist?

181862636Psst. Are you scared of the dentist? Does the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair send chills down your spine? Would you rather endure the pain of a toothache rather than the sound of the drill? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you’re not alone. Actually, you’re in good company. Lots of good company. A survey conducted by the American Association of Endodontists found that 80 percent of adult Americans fear dentists. More than half of those admit that this fear prevents them from seeing a dentist. And approximately five to 10 percent of adult Americans have dental phobia, a condition that stops them from having any dental treatment regardless of the consequences. At Sleep Dentists in Plantation, FLDrs. Weiss, Waldee, and Hohimer understand your dental phobia or dental anxiety, and they and their staff can help you relax or even sleep through much needed dental care.

Dental Phobia and You

Dental phobia and dental anxiety are commonly used interchangeably. They are, however, two different conditions. People with dental anxiety may have unreasonable worries about seeing the dentist, but they’ll manage to get themselves to appointments. On the other hand, dental phobia is a mental disorder that can cause people to be genuinely terrified of the dentist. For some, the fear is so great they may never see the dentist. The consequences, unfortunately, can be damaging to a person’s oral health as well as general health. People with dental phobia are more likely to develop gum disease and suffer from early tooth loss. Damaged and discolored teeth may keep people from smiling, and they may even be reluctant to fully open their mouths when they speak. Consequently, their personal and professional lives may be compromised.

Dental phobia may also indirectly lead to poorer general health, too. Research shows that the condition of your oral health may be related to bodily ailments. In specific, the bacteria that cause gum disease can migrate through the bloodstream and may lead to stroke, hypertension, heart disease and lung infections.

Overcome Dental Phobia

At Sleep Dentists, our team will help you overcome dental phobia, so you can have the dental treatment you need. We’ll assess your fears and help you choose the kind of relaxation or sleep treatment that is best for you.

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To learn more about how Sleep Dentist can help you conquer dental phobia, call our office for an appointment. Our practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout Plantation, FL, and the surrounding areas, including Lauderhill, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, and beyond.

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