Anxiety and stress can manifest themselves in many different ways. Some people get motivated by stressful situations and tend to produce and achieve more under pressure. Other people tend to shy away from anything that has the appearance of a stressful situation.
How do you deal with stress and anxiety? If you’re one of the majority of the population that shy away from stress or anxiety, then this could have a negative effect on your dental health. According to this article, it is estimated that 9 to 15 percent of Americans avoid dental visits due to anxiety or fear.
If you avoid stressful or fearful situations, then you may avoid scheduling your dental appointment if you suffer from some measure of dental anxiety or stress. This avoidance can have a harmful effect on your overall dental health. Not only will you not get the preventative help that you need, but you also are missing out on the cosmetic and restorative benefits of a dental visit.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or stress, Dr. Leung has a solution for you. When you book your appointment with Lakewood Dental Trails, let us know about your anxiety, and Dr. Leung will discuss your options for your comfort depending upon your level of stress during your appointment. If sedation is necessary, he offers oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide for your relaxation benefit.
Don’t avoid booking your dental appointment anymore. Call Dr. Leung at Lakewood Dental Trails to discover how you can get the treatment you want and need while being relaxed at the same time.