Dental Anxiety

Dr. Kimberly Wright with patientAre you nervous about going to the dentist? You aren’t alone—many people avoid the dentist until they’re in pain. This pain may then increase anxiety, and the cycle never ends.

If you’re anxious, just let our receptionist know before your first appointment. By using medication and combining treatments in fewer appointments, we’ve helped many patients overcome their anxiety. You’ll take the medication about one hour before your appointment, which will make you feel very relaxed and sleepy.

If you and Dr. Wright decide to take this approach, you’ll need a driver to bring you to and pick you up from your appointment. And you won’t be able to drive for the rest of the day. In fact, somebody should stay with you until the medication completely wears off, which typically takes about four to eight hours.