Tobin Dental News

Dentistry Without Fear in Garden City

added on: March 26, 2013 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin

Are you one of the many people who are afraid to go to the dentist? You’re not alone! Nearly 75 percent of adults in the U.S. have some anxiety before visiting the dentist, and about 5 to 10% of us are true “dental phobics.”

Some people have had previous bad experiences at a dentist in Garden City. Others get nervous after hearing stories from other people, or don’t like feeling that they’re helpless or don’t have control of the experience.

No matter why you’re nervous about going to the dentist, at our dental office in Garden City, we can help you. If you’re worried about pain, even the pain of getting local anesthesia, there are many new numbing techniques, including “pre-numbing” with a topical anesthetic before the actual anesthesia is used. When you call to make your appointment, please ask any questions you have about anesthesia and we’ll explain them to you.

If pre-visit anxiety is making you avoid the dentist completely, let us help with sedation dentistry—a prescription medication you can take before your appointment, and with nitrous oxide during your treatment. Both will help you feel relaxed yet remain conscious through your appointment.

By being relaxed during your treatment, any local anesthetic will be more effective at blocking pain. That can create a more positive cycle of less anxiety and less pain.

We understand that people are afraid of going to the dentist. Just making the phone call to our dental office in Garden City can be difficult, but you can contact us by sending a message through our Web site and we’ll call you back. We’ll listen to you and talk with you, and we can plan together how to help you manage your anxiety.