Conquer Your Fears: Ask Your Dentist about Sedation Dentistry Services

by Candace

According to the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington (Seattle), five to eight percent of the American population avoids seeing a dentist due to dental anxiety. At first glance, that figure may seem like a small amount. Unfortunately, that equates to around 25,440,000 million people who do not receive proper dental care.

There have been many studies that link poor oral health to other dangerous disease, including heart disease. This is why people who suffer from dental anxiety in Charlotte, NC shouldn’t let their fears get in the way of seeing a dentist.

Fortunately, dental practitioners have sympathized with their patients and many of them now offer what is known as sedation dentistry. As its name implies, sedation dentistry involves the use of sedatives to induce a calm and relaxed state.