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Overcoming Dental Anxiety Caused by a Painful Experience

Dentist anxiety caused by fear of painful experience.

For many, the word “dentist” creates a heightened level of anxiety and fear when mentioned, often resulting in a faster heart rate, nervous stomach, and cold sweat. It is not uncommon for this particular person to experience these same side effects when driving by a nearby dental office or seeing a medical professional in a…
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Sedation Dentistry for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Imagine being in pain because of an irritating toothache. Now imagine constantly being in a state of confusion. At Fresno Dental Studio, we offer sedation dentistry for special needs patients, because receiving dental work shouldn’t be scary, nor should it trigger agitation. In patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, a routine dental procedure…
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Top 5 Reasons People are Scared of the Dentist

For some people, attending a dental visit is accompanied by sweating and a racing heart beat. According to the Dental Fears Research Clinic, roughly 5-8 percent of people avoid scheduling and attending their dentist visits due to overwhelming fear. It’s not necessarily the fact that we’re scared of the dentist, but rather we’re afraid of…
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Avoiding Dentistry Due to a Sensitive Gag Reflex

Everyone has a natural gag reflex built into the body’s system that is designed to prevent choking when an unusually large or harmful object touches the roof of your mouth, back of your tongue, or soft tissues in your throat. However, it is estimated that around 15% of people have a hyperactive gag reflex that…
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Does Sedation Dentistry Help With Dental Phobia?

Dental phobia is a legitimate issue that can prevent patients of all ages from visiting the dentist year after year. For some, what once occurred as a result of a bad childhood dental experience, grew into a deep, gut-wrenching and debilitating fear, causing them to avoid the dentists at all cost as an adult. Dental…
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How Sedation Dentistry Works

Why Sedation Dentistry? For those with dental anxiety, getting necessary treatments can be agony. But you don’t have to suffer from a crippling phobia to benefit from sedation dentistry. As dentists, we know that there are few people in the world who actually like having dental work done. Most people would rather be doing anything…
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Is Dentist Fear Real?

Is Dentist Fear Real?

Does the thought of going to the dentist create anxiousness, nervousness, and an increased heart rate? You are not alone. The fear of the dentist, also known as dental anxiety or dental phobia, is a real issue experienced by children and adults alike. It has been reported that nearly 40 million Americans experience some type…
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