Sylvia will tell you that she froze whenever the thought of a dental visit came to her mind. However, now she can tell you that it changed when she became a patient at Mark H Wright DDS. Our welcoming environment and personal attention combined with oral sedation dentistry put you at ease whenever you come to see Dr. Mark Wright.
About 50% to 80% of patients in America experience some form of dental anxiety! As these statistics sink in, patients with dental fear and anxiety may cringe even at the mention of simple dental procedures like dental cleaning. Unfortunately, patients with the fear of the dentist may postpone crucial dental appointments, putting their oral health in jeopardy.
The first step in overcoming dental fear is finding the source — and this isn’t a straightforward endeavor. Perhaps, you fear dentists because of a past negative experience at a dental office. Sometimes, the fear emanates from stories you hear from relatives, friends, and even what you watch in movies. For others, the source of the anxiety is unknown. But whatever the cause of the fear, Dr. Wright can help you overcome it with oral sedation dentistry.
This sedation uses an oral pill to help calm your nerves when in the dental office. You usually take the pill hours before the appointment, and you need to be accompanied to the dental office by a friend or relative.
During the treatment, you will be awake and can ask or respond to questions. Although the dental procedure may take hours, you will only feel like it took minutes. Other patients become so relaxed that they may fall asleep in the dentist’s chair. Since sedatives have anesthetic effects, you will remember little, if at all, about your dental visit!