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Dental Fear only Makes Things Worse

Dental Fear only Makes Things Worse

Dental Fear only Makes Things Worse

If you are deathly afraid of the dentist’s chair and avoid the dentist at all costs it’s time to take a deep breath and call Inspired Smiles. Dental fear is real and could affect your overall health as well.

As compassionate and caring doctors both Dr. Daniel and his wife Dr. Victoria Yeager are dedicated to helping patients overcome dental fear. The minute you walk through the door you will feel the energy of care and wellbeing.

With every team member from Inspired Smiles, having your comfort in mind you will instantly relax.

What is Dental Fear?

Dental fear makes people so anxious they avoid regular checkups until the pain or issue gets so bad they can’t stand it anymore. With dental sedation for all levels of anxiety, you are in good hands when you schedule a dental checkup with Inspired Smiles.

Why Being Afraid Makes Things Worse

According to your Richmond dentist, cavities won’t repair themselves and neither will gum disease.

If you have sore teeth and bleeding gums but are too afraid to schedule an appointment, small cavities become so large they require crowns, and gum disease so bad it progresses to periodontitis. Dental fear always makes things worse.

Controlling periodontal disease is essential and requires deep cleanings on a regular basis along with good oral hygiene.


Gum Disease is Never Harmless

If you have gingivitis, your gums will probably bleed. You will also have pink and puffy gums and may be noticing pockets between your teeth and gums. All of those signs indicate a gum issue.

Dental Fear and Overall Health Connection

Inspired Smiles explains that the connection between oral and overall health can’t be ignored. Research shows a link between heart disease, stroke, and periodontal disease.

While more studies are needed there is no arguing the fact that people with heart disease probably have gum disease.

Worth a Pound of Cure

“Prevention really is worth a pound of cure.” When you practice good oral hygiene, which includes twice daily brushing, flossing once a day, regular checkups and a good diet, you are keeping bad bacteria from invading good bacteria.

Sedation Dentistry for Dental Fear

If you are avoiding the dentist because of dental fear, call, text or submit an online form. A team member from Inspired Smiles will get back to you regarding the best sedation dentistry treatment for your particular needs whether you require an oral sedative for relaxation or laughing gas during the procedure.

Whatever your needs, Dr. Victoria , Dr. Daniel Yeager and the rest of the team will make sure you leave the office comfortable and less anxious than when you walked in.

If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry in Richmond, call and talk to Inspired Smiles today.