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Does going to the dentist make you feel anxious? If you can’t sleep the night before a dental visit, you may be experiencing the effects of dental anxiety, and you are not alone. Dental anxiety is actually a common condition among people who sometimes even put off needed dental treatment because of fears.

At Gill Family Dentistry in Modesto, California our team certainly understands dental anxiety. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable during your treatment with us and have a positive dental experience to remember. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons people experience anxiety about seeing their dentist and see if you recognize yourself in these scenarios.

Self-consciousness: because you are sitting still while your dental specialist hovers over closely, this can make you feel both self-conscious and vulnerable and consequently, anxious.

Past experience: probably because patients may have had an uncomfortable dental experience in their past, they may associate these unpleasant memories with future dental treatments.

Loss of control: when you sit in the chair it is hard to sit still when you can’t see what is going on and you are nervous about what to expect next. This can certainly leave you feeling anxious.

Pain: having experienced an uncomfortable procedure in the past before modern advances in pain-free dentistry might also leave you fearful of future potentially unpleasant treatment.

Thankfully, Dr. Amandeep Gill and our team in Modesto, California offer a variety of sedation options for our patients using sedative medication based on your needs and preferences. It starts with you letting us know you are anxious so that we can work with you to feel more in control, help you understand your procedure in advance, and allowing us to provide you with the best sedation option to maximize your comfort.

For more information, please call (209) 566-1986 to speak with one of our caring staff members. We look forward to helping you create positive dental experiences!