It’s true! No one was ever born afraid of the dentist!!! Dental anxiety and fears are learned, usually at an early age and those memories stay around for life. That is, unless someone with the training and skills of Dr. Sander I. White are given the chance to intervene. Many people are afraid of the dentist. If you're afraid, you're not alone. Sedation dentistry is one of many ways that Dr. Sander White can make your experience less stressful, and he will help you to understand what approach is right for you.
Dr. White has found, through his work with hundreds of patients, that gentleness, kindness and listening carefully to your own story opens a pathway to the right customized solution, and there is a whole range of choices.
One of those choices is sedation dentistry, the medically safe techniques that provide the calm atmosphere you need. Sedation can be lighter or deeper and Dr. White will work with you to determine the precise recipe for your success.
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medications to calm and relieve anxieties. These medications can be administered in different ways. For example, by mouth in the form of a pill or intravenously. Light sedation is usually sufficient for most people, but in certain circumstances more potent methods are required which will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. White.
Every person is unique as an individual and so managing your anxiety and fears will require a plan tailored just for you. We will review that plan and explain your expected reactions and your post-operative course. Our hope is that you will grow to trust us while you UNLEARN the bad lessons of your past dental experiences. Our goal is to help you overcome these phobias so that you can have the benefit of excellent dental care and continued good dental health. We have done this successfully for decades and we invite you to become part of our successful patient family.
There are many patients who feel anxious about the dentist. You're not alone. Dr. White will draw on his 50 plus years of experience to help you get the care that you need and the smile that you want, comfortably. Let us help you break the cycle of fear and pain which leads to emergency care and additional fear and pain.
Make an appointment today to meet with Dr. White and his talented team and learn to actually look forward to your dental visits.