Welcome to another June edition of the Perrigo Dental Care blog!

We are a true family dentist’s office in Alabama. Our family looks forward to making you feel right at home when you come to see us the next time.

If you live in the Hoover area and have been apprehensive about returning to the dentist, you should know two things: you are not alone, AND we can help make that an pleasant and pain-free experience for you.

Dental anxiety is actually more common than you might think. It adversely impacts the lives of millions of Americans each year. Often it is rooted in a fear of the unknown or a rehashing of earlier experiences at the dentist’s office that were less than ideal. While you may have had a run-in with a rough or rude team somewhere in your past, you won’t get anything but kindness and compassion from our team. That and top-notch dentistry.

Honestly, it is in your own best interest to find a way to work through this issue. We can’t stress enough how scheduling your preventive appointments every 3-6 months will help to optimize your oral health and keep you from dealing with painful (and pricey) problems later.

Don’t Make It Worse

You probably know all this already but it bears repeating. Professional teeth cleanings help you keep plaque and tartar from running wild. Plus, dental exams prevent any existing periodontal disease and decay from going undetected and untreated. What’s more, screening you for oral cancer can keep you from meeting an untimely end. The thing about dental anxiety is that, even when you grasp the seriousness of it all, your mind can still trick you into thinking it is OK to put it off, just a little longer.

Look, we understand if you are having a hard time letting go of your fears. We certainly won’t judge you or try to make you feel worse. Like we said, we are here to make it easy for you to get back on the good road. That is why we have sedation dentistry services available in conjunction with just about every procedure.

Take The Edge Off With Sedation Dentistry

There are two types of sedation available here at Perrigo Dental Care:

Inhalation Sedation: This involves the use of laughing gas to normalize your bodily functions and relax you for your procedure. It is safe, effective, and wears off fast.

Oral Sedation: You can also select an orally administered form of sedation. For this, we will give you a pill that you have to take prior to your operation. It is a strong sedative that will make your forget about your fears.

Let Us Get The Job Done!

There are other reasons why sedation dentistry makes sense. Folks with an uncontrollable gag reflex, jittery appendages, or who are facing multiple procedures could benefit from one of our calming techniques.

If you are ready to schedule your next appointment for sedation dentistry in Hoover, Alabama, contact us online or call us at 205-545-8007 today!