Afraid of the Dentist? 4 Ways to Reduce Dental Anxiety

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If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS in San Luis Obisbo CA.

Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that, of course, is it puts their dental health at risk.

Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.

We offer two types:

  • Nitrous Oxide: You also know this as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: You take a sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.

We also have two suggestions:

  • Meditation: This is a good way to clear your mind of negative thoughts before an appointment.
  • A Good Night’s Sleep: Being well-rested can help calm frayed nerves.

Don’t compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist! Sedation dentistry from Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS in San Luis Obisbo CA may be just for you. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS:


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4472 Broad St, Suite 160
San Luis Obispo, California

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