Dental Anxiety Williamsport, PA

At Loyalsock Dental we understand that dental fear and anxiety can stem from a wide range of factors. Dr. Joyce Kim and our dental care team takes the time to understand the root of your dental fear. We have created a relaxing, comfortable dental atmosphere and foster an all-inclusive environment for our patients. Our goal is to establish a strong patient-dentist relationship where our patients feel comfortable disclosing their dental fears, oral health issues, ask questions they may have, and allow our team to improve their smile.

Dental fear may hinder patients from receiving the dental care they need. We encourage patients with dental fear to visit our Williamsport dental office for compassionate, patient-centered dental care. Dr. Kim and our dental team will ensure you are well informed throughout your treatment process. Don’t let dental fear and anxiety be the reason your oral health declines. Our team works with you every step of the way to ensure you are safe and at ease during your visit.

Fear of the Dentist in Williamsport PA

Dental Sedation in Williamsport, PA

Dr. Kim works with patients one-on-one to understand their dental fear. Dr. Kim will explain all aspects of your treatment plan to ensure you are comfortable. We also take the time to educate patients on the proper techniques and methods needed to improve their oral health. We believe in equipping our patients with the tools and knowledge need to achieve optimal oral health. Patients can make informed decisions to improve their smile.

For patients with an extreme case of dental fear, we may suggest dental sedation. Sedation dentistry can help patients remain calm and comfortable throughout their visit to our Williamsport dental office. Patients will remain alert but will have little to no memory of their treatment. Dr. Kim will evaluate your oral health, review your medical history, and make an informed recommendation of the most ideal sedation option for your needs.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Who benefits from dental sedation?

We typically recommend them for patients who have anxiety that prevents them undergoing routine or more serious dental treatment. In other practices, this may also be used to help patients with development issues or medical disorders that make undergoing treatment difficult.

What form do you offer?

We offer nitrous oxide sedation and oral sedation. Taken prior to the procedure, they help patients enter a deep state of relaxation. We will take a patient’s age, medical history, and level of anxiety into account before recommending a calming solution.

Will I need to arrange for a ride home?

Yes. The effects of oral sedation take time to wear off. You should arrange for a friend or family member to bring your home. You won’t be able to return to work or school until the next day. You should also avoid driving until the effects have worn off completely. We will send any necessary aftercare instructions with your friend or family member.

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If you have not visited the dentist lately due to dental fear, consider visiting Loyalsock Dental in Williamsport, PA. Dr. Kim works diligently to restore the health of your smile through personalized, patient-centered dental care. We work with you to improve your oral health in a safe, comfortable environment. If you would like to learn more about your options, visit our Williamsport dental office or request an appointment online.