If you are frightened by the thought of having your wisdom teeth removed, then count yourself as NORMAL! It is estimated that as many as 75% of US adults experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe. 75%!! THAT IS A HUGE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE! So, take a deep breath and realize that there is nothing wrong with you. There is even a name for this fear: Dental Phobia.
In many cases, dental phobia begins when we are children. A bad visit to the dentist can effect you for the rest of your life. Or, maybe you are simply fearful of the procedure itself, not necessarily the dentist.
There are a number of ways to deal with your fear of having your wisdom teeth removed. Today, the most popular method of dealing with fear is SEDATION DENTISTRY.
Sedation dentistry is simply the process of having your dentistry completed while you sleep. Trained dentists, surgeons and anesthesia specialists can make your wisdom teeth removal surgery as relaxing as an afternoon nap!
Usually, the anesthesia specialist administers a series of medications that cause you to relax and forget your fear of the dentist before you gently fall asleep. And in the blink of an eye, you are done…your teeth are removed and you are ready to go home.
But maybe even the drive to the dental office throws you into fits! No problem, your doctor can prescribe a medication that you can take at home before coming to the office. These medications will insure that you are relaxed even before leaving your home. (Be sure and have someone else drive you to your appointment! You will be so relaxed your fear of ending up on the side of the road in a ditch will also be impaired!)
At Dr. Wisdom Teeth, we remove all wisdom teeth under anesthesia. You are cared for by our Anesthesia Specialist in addition to our nurses and Dentist. The surgery takes only a few minutes and generally the patient is conscious and ready to leave for home in under one hour.
Wisdom Teeth removal doesn’t have to be frightening. It can be a positive experience. Let us show you how!
Dr. Hendrickson @ Dr. Wisdom Teeth/Wisdom Teeth Only™
Dr. Hendrickson is a general dentist. He operates a practice limited to the removal of third molars (wisdom teeth) in Provo, Layton and Salt Lake City, Utah.