Options if you are Scared of the Dentist

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Do you have dental anxiety?

If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation.

Sedation is safe

The most important thing to know is that oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe.

At OKC Smiles, we have been providing sedation since 1986. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time necessary to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health dilemmas. Call 405-634-7303 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Phan to discuss your options.

We are sensitive to patients with dental anxiety

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs it. For simple dental services, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your son or daughter requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

We provide compassionate care

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is uneasy about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry–we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated–but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals has been putting children at ease since 1986.

Make sure everyone in your family sees a dentist regularly

Regular dental check-ups are critical for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you are apprehensive.

If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants her child to have dental health.

OKC Smiles offers full-service dental care including family dentistry, Invisalign, and sedation dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental details from OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City.


Contact OKC Smiles:


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930 SW 107th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


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