Dental phobias can be incapacitating. You know you need to see a dentist but your fear prevents you from even setting foot in his office. Its been years since your last regular check-up and because of your anxiety, you only think about seeing a dentist when you have tooth or gum pain. You know neglecting proper dental care can have adverse long term implications but you just can’t bring yourself to do it!
If this sounds like it could be you… you are not alone! It is estimated that as many as 75% of adults experience some degree of dental fear. Approximately 5 to 10 percent experience dental phobia… that is, they are so fearful of receiving dental treatment that they avoid dental care at all costs.
If fear and anxiety have kept you from visiting the dentist… the WSC may be the solution you have been looking for!
How it’s done?
Most patients with dental phobias request to be ‘knocked out ’ for any dental procedure. While traditional ‘sleep dentistry’ only utilizes mild sedatives to ease your anxiety, the only way to guarantee, as nearly as possible, a complete loss of awareness is through the use of a general anesthetic.
At an initial consultation, with no dentist present, our anesthesiologists will assess your over-all general health to determine whether you are medically fit for a general anesthetic. If the ‘green-light’ is given to proceed, a variety of simple questions will be presented to you so that we can evaluate how best to proceed and ultimately fulfill your needs (ex. Do you want to meet your dentist before-hand? Are you comfortable in undergoing a cursory examination at the dentist’s office? Do you want to be examined under anesthetic then treated at a later date? Or do you want to ‘get it over with’ and be examined/treated simultaneously?).
Why choose us?
At the Western Surgery Centre, our team of dentists have years of experience and excellence in providing preventative and therapeutic oral health care. Our anesthesiologists, nurses and caregivers strive to keep you at ease and provide you with a satisfying experience. Your comfort is our goal. Every day you spend without a healthy smile, is a lost day…
Let us give you something to smile about!
Am I a candidate?
If you are in good general health and have specific but realistic dental goals, there is no defined age limit for this procedure.
What do I do?
Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.
We strongly encourage you to research your procedure thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: