Part of our premium dental service is making sure that all of our patients are comfortable during all aspects of their treatmentHere at Curtis Couch D.D.S we employ the use of sedation dentistry to help calm our patients during treatments. Not only does sedation dentistry enhance and ease the stress of visiting the dentist but it can also reduce the amount of pain felt during our procedures. Many nervous dental patients also feel much more comfortable visiting a dentist that employs sedation dentistry, so if you have been contemplating visiting the dentist and you suffer from fear of the dentist, Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks is here to make your visit a lot more pleasant.
Fear of the dentist is a lot more common than you think…According to a recent study approximately 5-10 percent of Americans are expected to experience some level of dental anxiety. Some people may experience general nervousness while others may experience full-blown dental phobia. If you think you are one of the many sufferers of dental phobia there are a few precautions you can take to ensure that your symptoms and anxiety is kept to a lower level:
- Maintain breathing exercises during your appointment
- Warn your dentist about your condition and your feelings regarding the dentist
- Ask your dentist at Curtis Couch D.D.S about our sedation options
- Try to distract yourself with your iPod or ask your dentist about other distractions they can offer