Have you ever had a bad dental experience that resulted in a fear of the dentist? If so, you are just like millions of others who live with dental phobia. For some people, the idea of having someone look closely at their teeth keeps them up at night. For others, the thought of pain weighs them down like a 1000 pound weight. If you fear the dentist, there are two things you need to know:
1. Your fear is real, and you are not alone.
2. You have a right to comfortable and safe dental care.
Now that you feel validated, it’s time to take the step and be seen by a dentist you trust. The best way to avoid invasive procedures is to have your teeth and gums checked regularly.
Technology has come a long way. A root canal today is easier and less painful than it was 30 years ago. With the technology has come big strides in sedation dentistry which allows for a painless and comfortable experience no matter what you are being treated for.
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