Surveys show that when people are asked to list their fears, visiting the dentist always ranks near the top. But as a caring dentist in Columbia SC, Dr. Griffin and his team atWildeWood Aesthetic Dentistry are doing their part to help lower that level of anxiety from dental visits.
What do people list as main reasons for anxiety, or perhaps even avoidance of dental visits? Fear of pain, needles or the sound of drills; a sensitive gag reflex; concern about having to keep the mouth open for extended periods of time; the anxious feeling of sitting in a dentist chair for what feels like an eternity. It can even be due to a bad or even traumatic visit to another dentist in the past.
Thankfully, Dr. Griffin provides a viable, safe option called sedation therapy. Granted approval by the American Dental Association, this option involves having you take a small pill the evening before the procedure and one more when you arrive. Then all you need to do is curl up in a warm blanket and take a nap while Dr. Griffin performs the necessary procedures.
The advantages of sedation therapy are plentiful. With little or no interruptions during the process, Dr. Griffin can work faster and more efficiently. Multiple cosmetic procedures can be performed during one sitting, which means fewer appointments are required to get the work done. As opposed to having nightmares or panic attacks from just thinking about visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry allows your actual dental visit with Dr. Griffin to be quite the opposite – a relaxing, stress free visit where time flies, with little or no recollection of the procedures performed.
One aspect of the visit that you will remember each and every day is the amazing results that Dr. Griffin will bring to your oral health and to your smile. If fear and anxiety has held you back in the past from getting the dental care that you need, consider the option of sedation therapy offered by WildeWood Aesthetic Dentistry. When you visit Dr. Griffin, your caring dentist in Columbia SC, you can finally get the smile of your dreams without worry, discomfort or fear.