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3406 Ormond Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45220

How Can I Get Over My Fear of the Dentist?

The dentist is a common fear for many people out there. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Dr. Marvin Kaplan, your choice dentist in Cincinnati, OH, offers sedation dentistry options to make your dental procedure go as smoothly as possible.

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Why Avoiding the Dentist Doesn’t Work

People that have dental anxiety tend to avoid going to the dentist at all. However, it’s extremely crucial that you’re going to your dental checkup every six months. Even if you think you keep up well with your oral care, there may be issues that you can’t identify. This is where you need an expert to take a look

Dentists can get the hardened plaque called tartar off of your teeth. This kind of plaque is something that traditional toothbrushes can’t remove. Dentists can also do screenings for gum disease and oral cancer, recognizing early signs that you may not be able to see by yourself. X-rays can take a look at any issues with tooth decay or possible wisdom tooth development.

The Importance of Patient Education

Everyone on our staff is focused on the patient and making sure that you’re taken care of. Your needs are the most important to us. We feel that patient education and making sure you’re informed about your oral health are necessary to get over your dental anxiety. We’ll explain any procedure we’re going to do in detail so that you know what to expect and how important it is for keeping your mouth healthy.

We’re all about open communication. We’ll answer any questions you might have about the procedure or dental work in general. Dr. Kaplan will make sure that you’ll be comfortable and willing to come back to our office for regular checkups and other dental work. 

Sedation Dentistry Offerings

To put patients with a fear of the dentist at ease, Dr. Kaplan’s office provides sedation dentistry. We use both oral and inhaled sedation, depending on the procedure, your medical history, and your wants and needs. Inhalation sedation involves a mask giving you nitrous oxide throughout the procedure, while oral sedation comes in the form of a pill you’ll take before arriving at our office

These forms of sedation allow you to continue to be alert and answer or ask any questions you need to. However, they keep you relaxed and calm throughout the procedure. If you need multiple treatments done, Dr. Kaplan can perform many of them in one sitting with sedation dentistry. This means you won’t have to get yourself worked up for multiple dental visits and procedures. 

Your Dentist in Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Kaplan and his team are experienced in dentistry, as well as dealing with patients that have dental anxiety. Let us put you at ease, so you don’t have to be afraid of the dentist and your oral health won’t suffer. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to get started!