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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

By January 20, 2023No Comments

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Millions of people get so worked up about dental appointments that they skip them. At Future of Dentistry at Willows – North Andover we understand that dental anxiety is a very real thing, and that for some people it’s more like dental phobia. But skipping the dentist is not a good idea. Sedation dentistry can help.

Survey after survey tells us how common fear of the dentist is. Anywhere from nine to twenty percent of adult Americans cope with it to one degree or another! Many of them exhibit what psychologists call avoidance behavior: they’ll do just about anything to avoid a dentist appointment.

There are lots of reasons why people have dental anxiety or phobia. The more common ones include:

  • Fear of pain
  • Fear of injections
  • Fear of side effects
  • Fear of helplessness, or loss of control

The trouble with skipping the dentist entirely, of course, is that it puts your dental health at risk. We want you to have healthy teeth and gums. There is also a clear connection between dental health and overall health.

One solution to this is sedation dentistry. We offer:

Nitrous oxide – Laughing gas works quickly, wears off quickly, and is very effective.

Oral conscious sedation – You take a prescribed sedative before your appointment. It puts you in a state of great relaxation. You will need a ride to and from our office.

IV sedation – Administered intravenously, this puts you in the deepest available state of relaxation, though you will not sleep. You’ll need a ride to and from our office with this, too.

If you are coping with dental anxiety or phobia, sedation dentistry from Future of Dentistry at Willows – North Andover offers hope. We have successfully treated many patients just like you. Patients from throughout Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley come to our office for general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea treatment. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Future of Dentistry:

Locations (Tap Below To Open Your Office In Google Maps):

Future of Dentistry – Billerica
668 Boston Rd
Billerica, MA 01821


Future of Dentistry – Dracut
149 Pleasant St
Dracut, MA 01826


Future of Dentistry – North Andover/Willows Dental Group
795 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845


Future of Dentistry – Wakefield
968 Main St
Wakefield, MA 01880


Future of Dentistry – Chelmsford
3 Courthouse Ln
Chelmsford, MA 01824



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