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Dental Anxiety Wilmington

Older woman with blue eyesDental anxiety and dental phobia prevent many in serious need from pursuing dental care. At Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates, we are sympathetic to patients' anxiety and sensitivity to dental treatments, and prepared to help make all our patients feel comfortable and relaxed. If you suffer from dental anxiety, we encourage you to contact our Wilmington office today to learn more about how you, too, can have a pleasant dental experience.

What Causes Dental Anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a feeling of fear or unease about visiting the dental office. Dental phobia is a more extreme form of dental anxiety, in which a patient's fear is overwhelming. Dental phobia sufferers often avoid their dental appointments; meanwhile, the condition of their smiles only becomes worse. 

Patients may develop dental fear because of previous bad experiences at a dental appointment. Some patients may develop these fears for seemingly no reason at all, feeling a pronounced discomfort they cannot trace to a specific event. In either case, Smile Solutions by Emmi Dental Associates is proactive in helping patients overcome their fears.

A Comfortable Environment

Dr. Emmi created our dental office from the ground up with our patients' comfort and safety in mind. Our caring team is ready to help our patients in any way we can. We believe that explaining each treatment in detail can help take the fear out of treatments, and we are available to answer any of our patients' questions and concerns with honesty.

Our office is equipped with relaxing amenities including warm blankets and soft pillows, massage chairs, and high-tech virtual reality glasses that can help take your mind off your treatment. We have taken every measure to make our office a place you can look forward to visiting for a relaxing and thoroughly beneficial experience. 

Relaxation Options

Dr. Emmi works constantly to perfect his techniques in order to minimize any pain patients might feel. Any injections a patient might require can be administered virtually free of pain. Dr. Emmi has practiced dentistry more than 17 years, honing his technique and learning the best ways to provide his patients with comfort as well as effective treatment.

We offer local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort that patients may feel during treatments. Nitrous oxide is a tried-and-true dental sedation option we offer as well. Nitrous oxide is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen that is inhaled through a mask that fits over the nose. Nitrous oxide gives patients a feeling of euphoria, relaxing them without putting them to sleep. It also has an amnesic effect while it is administered, so patients usually do not even remember their treatments. The effects wear off quickly, so patients can drive themselves home after treatment.

Contact Us Today

If you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia, contact Emmi Dental Associates today. We can discuss your options for treatment and find a solution that provides the comfort you deserve. Your dental health is an essential part of your overall health. Do not let a fear of dental care hold you back from the beautiful, healthy smile that you deserve.

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