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Common Misconceptions about Dentists

The media and Hollywood have painted dentists in a less than favorable light. In fact, they often portray them as pain causing and insensitive. Usually when represented in pop culture, they have a bad reputation for being cold, unfriendly and for asking you questions you cannot answer because you have instruments in your mouth.

These stereotypes could not be further from the truth. In fact, dentists tend to get involved in dentistry because they genuinely wish to be of service to others. Here are some of the most common misconceptions out there:

Dentists Enjoy Causing Pain 

If you ask your dentist, he or she will probably tell you the greatest anxiety they feel ...

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Sedation Dentistry – Not Just for Scaredy Cats

You might have heard about sedation dentistry helping people with dental anxiety get through their dental appointments comfortably and worry-free. It is true that sedation dentistry’s primary function is to help people who have a fear of the dentist obtain the dental treatment that they need to stay healthy. Otherwise, many fearful patients simply avoid the dentist altogether and their oral health suffers as a consequence.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

What you might not know, however, is that sedation dentistry also helps patients achieve better results in a few other areas. If you have a strong gag reflex, you probably know that having dental impressions or other treatments can be difficult and ...

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Do You Want to Forget about Your Dental Appointment?

We often hear about patients who dread visiting our office. Don’t worry! We don’t take it personally. We understand that patients avoid the dentist and or even fear the dentist for many reasons. Sometimes you may have had a negative experience in the past or maybe you don’t even know why you start to feel anxious. It’s ok; you are not alone. Millions of Americans feel exactly the same way you do. That is why we decided to offer sedation dentistry in our Lafayette, LA dental office.

Sedation Dentistry Options

sedation dentistry LafayetteDo you want to forget all about your appointment? We offer a wide variety ...

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Dental Fear--A Risk to Your Health

Did you know that millions of Americans have mild to severe dental anxiety? In fact, 30% of American report missing regular appointments or avoiding the dentist due to a severe anxiety about the dentist or dental office.

Sedation Dentistry Lafayette LASometimes the anxiety comes from a bad experience in the past, perhaps in youth that leaves the patient with residual anxiety. Sometimes, dental fears are hereditary. It sounds funny, but parents who fear the dentist are more likely to have children who fear the dentist because their children see their reaction and think that there is something to be afraid of.

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