If you are afraid of heading in to see your dentist, you are not alone. In fact, over 40 million Americans risk greater health issues every year because they avoid getting dental treatment due to fear.
So, why do people hate the dentist?
Well Dr. Joe Bulger from Toronto, Canada believes the fear is derived from a few different factors, namely:
- The needle
- The pain
- The apprehension
- The drill
- The lectures
All of these factors keep patients out of the office and away from their Pittsburgh dentist. This is not ideal as there are many, many issues that can occur to your teeth when they are not properly cleaned every 6 months, including:
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Brain abscess
- Kidney disease
(According to Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-if-you-dont-brush-and-floss-your-teeth-2014-2)
How can we avoid the fear that is acquired from going to the dentist?
Well at Polished Dental in Pittsburgh, we believe that your dental hygiene is EXTREMELY important. Our staff is trained to accommodate all patients, particularly those those that are most anxious and apprehensive about being in the dental chair. We have many techniques to ease your anxiety and make your time in our office comfortable, and for our most nervous patients we can provide an oral sedative that helps even the most dental-phobic patients enjoy their time at the office.
While there are other alternatives to dental sedation, we believe that it’s important you are awake and relaxed when you’re in the chair. Although you will be drowsy, you’ll still be conscious and able to discuss Pittsburgh sports or daily happenings while the dental staff works.
Anxiety-free dentistry takes away the apprehension experienced before and during a dental appointment. Avoid health issues caused by poor dental treatment by contacting your Pittsburgh dentist for cosmetic dental services and more.