Your DYK for today: 15% of adults who have been to a dentist suffer from extreme dental anxiety.
Most people have some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. Fortunately, there are ways to help! One of our goals here at Factoria Dental Care is to make sure that you as the patient, are comfortable throughout your entire visit. We focus on clear communication between patients and us, so that we know what we can do to help you be more comfortable. For those that are on the more extreme side of the spectrum of anxiety, there are many other methods to assist you in overcoming the hurdle to take care of your teeth. Some examples are nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"), use of sedative medications to help a person relax, and also our hygienist Jackie is also a hypnotherapist. Many patients have reported that her techniques help them relax while getting their cleanings. If you have any other questions or are looking for a gentle and caring dental home, please feel free to ask us!