Dental Phobia and Dental Anxiety: When Are People Afraid of the Dentist

A Colgate article on dental phobia and dental anxiety contends people with dental phobia and dental anxiety will go to amazing extremes to keep from visiting the dentist. They say: To avoid it, they’ll put up with gum infections (periodontal disease), pain, or even broken and unsightly teeth. Dental anxiety and phobia are extremely common. It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. … […]

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Milwaukee Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno Publishes a New Article About Sedation Dentistry and the Root Canal

Tony Cigno, Wisconsin family dentist, details how sedation dentistry has made some of the more intensive dental procedures like the root canal less stressful. Greenfield, WI — December 9, 2016 — Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published an article titled, “Comfortably Numb: Sedation Dentistry and the Root Canal Procedure.” Dr. Cigno starts off the article by talking about the very real phenomena of dental anxiety. He explains that it can be attributed to many factors such […]

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Comfortably Numb: Sedation Dentistry and the Root Canal Procedure

Going to the dentist – whether for a significant procedure or just a standard tooth cleaning – makes many people nervous. This dental anxiety can be attributed to a number of reasons such as the sound the drill makes, the fear of pain, or even just laying back for long periods of time with someone’s hands in your mouth (a modest form of claustrophobia). No matter the reason, visiting the dentist shakes a person up […]

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