Dental Anxiety Specialist
Dental anxiety is a pervasive problem that can affect patients of all ages, often preventing them from visiting the dentist. Dr. Juli Eivens and Dr. Jennifer Laubach, top-ranked providers of Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A., offer services designed to alleviate dental anxiety for patients in Austin, Texas and the surrounding area. Call or schedule your dental appointment online at Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. Our practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.
Dental Anxiety Q & A
What is dental anxiety?
Patients with dental anxiety experience fear at the thought of going to a dental office or undergoing dental treatment. While some patients with dental anxiety are only afraid of certain procedures, such as fillings or root canals, others experience anxiety even during routine cleanings and checkups. This anxiety prevents the patient from making appointments for preventive care and necessary procedures.
How does Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. treat patients with dental anxiety?
Dr. Eivens and Dr. Laubach compassionately deal with patients with dental anxiety. When a patient comes in with this issue, the doctors talk to the patient so that they understand exactly what frightens the patient during dental work. Depending on the specifics, Dr. Eivens or Dr. Laubach may recommend anxiety-reducing measures that allow the patient to receive the treatment they need. This can include pain management, nitrous oxide, and sedation dentistry.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves nitrous oxide and/or pills to help patients relax during treatment. Dr. Eivens or Dr. Laubach evaluates the patient’s treatment plan, fears and goals to determine which type of sedation works best. In some cases, patients need a few types of sedation to ensure they have a comfortable experience.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
All types of sedation carry risks, but the chances of a complication are low. Under the careful supervision of Dr. Eivens or Dr. Laubach, most patients complete the treatment with no pain or anxiety. Many patients who choose sedation dentistry report that they can’t remember much of the treatment experience. Call or schedule your dental appointment online at Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. We welcome all patients.