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What Can I Do About My Dental Anxiety?

Woman scared of dentist covering her mouthIf you’re slightly nervous or even terrified to visit the dentist, don’t worry, you’re far from alone! Dr. Jerry Bock treats nervous patients every day, and over the years, he has developed a warm and friendly demeanor that helps many of them relax and actually enjoy their appointments. However, if you still need a little extra help to feel comfortable in the treatment chair, he can also offer you something called oral conscious sedation, which can help even the most fearful patient have a nice, calm, and fulfilling dental experience.

How Can I Relax When I See the Dentist?

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If you suffer from mild to moderate dental phobia (fear of going to the dentist), Dr. Bock can help you using something called oral conscious sedation. For this, he’ll prescribe you a well-known sedative, such as Loraz, which you’ll be instructed to take about an hour before your appointment. By the time you reach the treatment chair, you’ll be completely physically and mentally relaxed. You’ll still be awake for the entire appointment, but time will fly by very quickly and you’ll likely have little to no memory of it afterward (which is just perfect for some patients!).

Whether you’re slightly nervous about going to the dentist or have avoided it for years because of fear, we know how to help. We’ll never judge you for how you feel, and we’ll work to find a solution so you can finally take care of your teeth without needless stress. To learn more about our sedation options and how they can help you, please contact us today.