Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

Overcome Dental Anxiety With Your Provo Dentist

To help you decide whether or not you should seriously consider dental sedation, take a good look inside yourself and think about your attitude towards the dentist.

Do you have a deep or unreasonable fear of the dentist? Do you purposely forego going to the dentist because the thought just makes you nervous? This is called dental anxiety, and you should know that you are definitely not the only one with a fear of the dentist.
HOWEVER, dental sedation is making it possible for those with even the most intense dental anxiety to comfortably receive the dental care they need.


If you do have a fear of the dentist and experience dental anxiety you are probably a good candidate for dental sedation. Because dental sedation is safe, it can be offered to anyone who wants it or needs it, though we primarily endorse dental sedation for people who:

dental sedation for dental anxiety with a Utah County dentist Provo and Orem

  • Have a fear of the dentist / dental anxiety.
  • Have bad past experiences with dentists.
  • Are uneasy around medical facilities and instruments.
  • Dislike the feeling of being confined in a dentist’s chair.
  • Have overly sensitive teeth.
  • Have a delicate gag reflex.
  • Fear needles or injections of any sort.
  • Would like to finish several procedures in fewer visits.
  • Experience difficulty in numbing areas of the mouth.
  • Have back or neck problems that make dental care difficult.

Dental Sedation Can Improve Your Life!

Many of our patients who previously suffered from dental anxiety say their quality of life has greatly improved after taking advantage of sedation dentistry.

Those who had a fear of the dentist but needed some work done finally got the smile that they had always wanted, boosting their confidence and self-esteem. They immediately noticed their family, friends, and colleagues were treating them differently (in a good way), and everyone seemed to be happier around them.

It makes sense. When you are happy with who you are, it radiates to those around you in the form of a smile!

If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry for dental anxiety and the top-quality dentistry services we offer at Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, pick up the phone and contact our Provo office right now. Schedule a free consultation so that you and our skillful dentist can talk about your concerns if you are in Orem or Utah County! The first appointment is a good chance to get to know the doctor and explore the many possibilities of dental sedation.

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