A huge number of Americans struggle with dental anxiety. It makes getting the care they need very difficult. We can help patients with relieving dental anxiety in Fort Myers. Trust Dr. George Hoop and his team at Total Dental Solutions for Adults to make you feel at ease and comfortable during your entire visit. Patients love our office because:George A. Hoop, DDS, PA on Relieving Dental Anxiety Read Transcript
There's a lot of people out there with fear and anxiety about having dental care done. Over 27 years that I've practiced, I'm amazed at the stories I've heard. It sounds like old-time dentists were very insensitive at times. People come in with battle wounds and horror stories and in most situations, dental anxiety can be relieved very easily. What we offer in the office is an oral sedative, anti-anxiolytic. It relieves a lot of the anxiety and helps people through their appointments. I think so many people come in and they're embarrassed by it and they don't need to be. I'd probably say there's about a third of the people out there who have some or have a lot of anxiety about having dental work done. The particular medication that we use is great. People can take a pill or two, get a great night's sleep. When they come in the next day, they can take another dose. A lot of people sit here in the chair and end up dozing off and sleeping through their appointments. So I think the message out there for those people that are so self-conscious about going to the dentist is there are options. There are great options. There are inexpensive options. There are easy options that they need to be aware of that can relieve their anxiety and let them get the dental work that they know they need, but sometimes have a great deal of difficulty about showing up to actually have performed.
- Dr. Hoop has decades of experience treating patients with compassion and care.
- Our staff put patients first and creates a warm environment.
- Advanced technology and sedation makes going to the dentist much easier.
Feel Safe at the Office You Can Trust
The key to having an anxiety-free dental appointment is visiting an office where you feel safe. The staff at Total Dental Solutions for Adults work each and every day to make that happen. They know our patients by name and provide creature comforts to them during appointments. Our hygienists love building relationships with our patients.
In addition to our wonderful staff, we offer two types of dental sedation. These medications are taken in different ways, but the result is a relaxed and calm patient, even during extensive dental work.
Inhaled Sedation – You may know this as laughing gas or happy gas. To use this type of sedation, you will simply breathe through a mask. The gas helps your entire body relax!
Oral Conscious Sedation – For patients who are significantly more anxious about their trip to the dentist, we recommend oral conscious sedation. This is a prescription medication that will help you relax before you even get to the office.
Find the solution that works for you. Call 239-734-7737 to learn more about how we help patients with relieving dental anxiety in Fort Myers.