As adults, many of us know and acknowledge the importance of regular dental visits even if only for a cleaning. Many of us also realize how dental hygiene can be negatively impacted when cleanings are deferred, making the damage even worse. Below, we discuss what dental anxiety is and how laser dentistry can help. We want to ensure that your dental anxiety is reduced, so you can have a successful dental experience and prevent or eliminate the possibility of dental damage.
What is dental anxiety?
Dental anxiety is a feeling much stronger than a general unpleasantness around going to the dentist. It will leave some patients stricken with fear and will motivate them to avoid going to the dentist. An example of this would be a person who is in severe pain due to a toothache and self-medicates with aspirin instead of making an appointment with a dentist. This is obviously not a good course of action and will only lead to more dental issues.
What is laser dentistry and how can it help?
Laser dentistry quite simply is what it sounds like. It is the use of lasers to accomplish traditional dental procedures such as routine cleanings and other procedures that are commonplace. One of the main reasons laser dentistry can help alleviate dental anxiety is that there are no long needles or other tools one associates with dental anxiety. For some Americans, sitting down in the dentist’s chair and seeing the sharp, glistening tools is enough to make them panic. On the other hand, if they walk in and see a modern laser, it may not trigger the old memories that lead to dental anxiety. For many, it can also lead to a more pleasant experience overall that keeps them coming back and supports their long-term dental hygiene.
What should I do if I want to schedule a laser dentistry appointment?
Call the Newbury Park Dental office today to schedule a laser dentistry appointment. Our team of talented dental professionals is here to help reduce or eliminate your dental anxiety in any way we can. We want to help you schedule a laser dentistry appointment at a time convenient to you.