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Overcome Dental Anxiety

I am consistently saddened at the struggle that people, who have fear, endure when they go to see the dentist.

A variety of concerns keep them from regular dental care. Some don’t freeze well, others have sensitivity to the noises and smells of a dental office and yet others have a strong-gag reflex. But the commonality is they all fear dentistry. And many haven’t had dental treatment for years, turning dental needs into emergencies.

Does this sound like you or someone you know?

There is a simple solution to dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry is a safe and easy way to eliminate fear and other related challenges. It allows you to be sedated just enough to be pain free and unaware of the treatment, as if you were sleeping.

Here’s how it works: After an initial consultation with a trained sedation dentist, you’ll take the oral medication just before your next visit. When you arrive for your appointment you’ll be awake, but drowsy. Most important, you’ll be relaxed and anxiety free.

In one sedation appointment a smile can be restored, pain can be eliminated and fear can be overcome. Check out the latest options available to make your dental experience a great one!

Information provided by Dr. Cam Kesteven, DDS, member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

Published in the Abbotsford & Mission News, January 22, 2005