Dental fear and anxiety are a common dental concern that can affect patients at any age. Dental fear may stem from a past bad experience at the dentist, fear of pain, or fear of not being in control. Understanding the root of dental fear may help you learn techniques and methods to overcome it.
At Westborough Dental Associates in Westborough, MA, Dr. Tufa understand how debilitating dental fear and anxiety can be. Dr. Tufa and our dental care team take the time to understands your needs and create an atmosphere where you feel safe, understood, and comfortable.
Excellent dental care is not just about performing the treatment and sending you out the door; we believe it is a mix of personalized treatment and the patient experience. We work with you to create a safe space for you to receive the treatment you need. If you struggle with dental fear, we encourage you to visit our Westborough dental office. Dr. Tufa can work with you to treat your smile in a relaxing, comfortable environment. For patients with advanced forms of dental fear, we offer a full range of sedation dentistry options.
Dealing With Dental Fear
During your consultation, we encourage patients to disclose if they suffer from dental fear and anxiety. From there, our team can tailor a treatment plan that addresses your dental needs in a comfortable environment. Dr. Tufa and our team will take the time to explain all aspects of your visit and recommend any necessary treatments. If applicable, Dr. Tufa may recommend sedation dentistry to help you feel comfortable during your treatment.
Sedation Dentistry in Westborough, MA
For patients with fear of needles, Dr. Tufa uses The Wand®. The Wand delivers a local anesthetic without the use of needles. Patients can receive local anesthetic safely, effectively, and painlessly.
Oral Sedation: Oral sedation is administered in pill form; the pill is taken before your treatment. Patients often report feeling comfortable and relaxed during their treatment. It is important for patients to schedule safe transportation to and from their treatment.
Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” is administered through a cannula placed below the nose. The effects of nitrous oxide diminish one the mask is removed.
Schedule An Appointment
Dr. Tufa will meet with you to discuss the best way to treat your smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call (508) 342-1519 or request an appointment online.