Dr. Swartzentruber on Dental Anxiety
A lot of people come to the dentist and they’re afraid. A lot of people don’t come to the dentist because they’re afraid. Anxiety’s a real thing. We try to make it comfortable. Number one, just having a conversation, getting to know you. When that’s not enough, we do have others things that we can help you with. We have laughing gas, a lot of people call it. That’s a nice one because it’s convenient, you can drive yourself to your appointment, you can drive yourself back to work or back to home. If we’re planning out ahead, we even have sedation options where you’re basically out to sleep. It’s not the big needle in the arm like you would get at the operating room. It’s just some pills you swallow, some different medicines you take. We let that kind of work and we keep it all monitored. If you get too deep and your breathing slows too much, we can reverse it.