Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Take a Toll on Your Mental Health
May is Mental Health Month. As one of the foremost phobias in the United States, fear of the dentist is a leading source of stress. Though “dental phobia” originates in the mind, often as a result of an unpleasant formative experience or anxiety about drills, needles, and other aspects associated with a dentist office, the negative effects can become physical.
Avoidance of dental care can result in pervasive tooth decay, gum disease, and a host of other issues. Many patients who don’t receive professional care wind up in serious pain, experience tooth loss, and require expensive treatment. The effects of poor oral health also have an emotional dimension, affecting self-esteem and comfort interacting with others.
To help patients overcome their fear, Hardin Advanced Dentistry is pleased to offer services like sedation dentistry and a spa-like atmosphere to soothe the nerves. Some of the options we have available to help you relax include:
- Oral conscious sedation
- Comfortable blankets and neck wraps
- Televisions and headphones
- Nitrous oxide sedation
In addition to amenities and professional care options, all of the members of our dental team pride themselves on being courteous, friendly, and making sure each guest feels welcome and safe.
If you’re looking for quality dental care with a personal touch, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry online or call (513) 398-4448 today. We welcome patients from in and around the Greater Cincinnati area, including Dayton and Mason, as well as SE Indiana and Northern Kentucky.