Santa Cruz Family Dentists | Smile With Confidence in Santa Cruz

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Causes of Dental Anxiety

What keeps you from getting dental implants or mini dental implants? If it’s fear, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety that ranges from tolerable to paralyzing. The problem is when fear keeps you from getting necessary dental care.

According to a survey, dental anxiety is caused by several factors: fear of pain, negative past experiences, embarrassment and feeling of helplessness.

Fear of pain. This is the most common reason people avoid the dentist. The sight or even just the thought of a high-powered drill can make even the bravest people tolerate a nagging toothache.

Past negative experiences. Past negative experiences at the dental office or hearing other people’s horror stories can affect your decision to get your mouth checked. Santa Cruz implant dentist Dr. Matiasevich immediately puts you at ease—he is known for his gentle chairside manner and being easy going.

Embarrassment. We understand that some patients are anxious about the appearance of their teeth as a result of postponing years of dental work. We are proud to say that our clinic is guilt-free and lecture-free—our goal is to give you happy, healthy smiles.

Feelings of helplessness. Botched dental procedures can make you wary of all dentists. If you doubt that dental work can improve your quality of life, see Dr. Bob. Your Monterey dentist has extensive training and experience in implant and sedation dentistry.

What Sedation Dentistry Can Do for You

We want every patient to experience painless and truly comfortable dental procedures. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry. Sedatives get rid of anxiety and help you relax. You may not even remember sitting in the dentist’s chair.

We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation, oral conscious sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation. To learn more, click here or call 831-440-7577 today.