This is a busy time of year for us at Times Square Dental. That’s because it hovers over that midpoint on the calendar that many people use to time their dental cleanings and exams. Since we recommend you schedule those regular checkups about twice a year, we see many of our patients when fall rolls around.

It also happens to be an exciting time for fear enthusiasts! You know who you are. You can be found throughout the month of October standing in line for a haunted house. Or maybe you’re standing in the concession line at the local movie theatre to catch the latest slasher film.

It’s a season of ghosts, goblins, and zombies… all the scary things that go bump in the night!

But there’s a segment of the population who doesn’t pay money to be frightened just for the thrill of it. It’s a large group of people who face terror every six months as their next dental appointment approaches. These are the people suffering from dental anxiety.

We see this fear among new patients all the time in our Boise, ID dental office, so we understand exactly how you feel. But there’s good news for you!

Dr. Hastings and our warm, caring staff want you to have a positive experience when you come to Times Square Dental. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry. With these options for comfort and relaxation, you can get the dental care you need without stress or fear. That’s what we’re talking about in today’s blog.

You don’t have to be haunted by an upcoming dental appointment! Leave your fears at the movie theatre and haunted houses where it belongs, and trust our caring staff at Times Square Dental!

How A Lack Of Dental Care Can Haunt You…

It’s really common for people to dread medical appointments on some level. Let’s be honest. It’s not everyone’s favorite way to spend an afternoon. But for those who dread going to the dentist so much that it affects them physically, dental care can be a real nightmare.

The problem with that level of fear and anxiety is that it keeps many people from getting the routine professional dental care they need for a healthy smile. Without those twice annual checkups, you put yourself at a much higher risk for all sorts of problems.

Scary Oral Health Issues

A skilled hygienists and highly-trained dentist have the tools needed to clean those hard to reach places that brushing and flossing often miss. They also have the knowledge and experience to spot signs of oral health problems like gum disease.

Here are some of the oral health issues that can result from lack of professional dental care:

-Gum Recession

-Loose Or Shifting Teeth

-Missing Teeth

-Chronic Halitosis

-Bleeding Gums

-Darkening And Swelling Of The Gums

These symptoms aren’t hard to notice. But if they’ve gotten to that point, you’re already in more advanced stages of gum disease. To complicate matters, there are all kinds of other dental problems that can take hold of your mouth long before you notice any signs or symptoms such as tooth decay, cavities, and infections.  

A Scary Smile

An unsightly smile is a common consequence of lack of routine professional dental care. It makes sense considering the kinds of dental problems we listed above. These will take a noticeable toll on your teeth and gums and inevitably affect the appearance of your smile.

You Have Nothing To Fear With Sedation Dentistry!

This Halloween, you can leave the haunting up to ghosts and goblins, and come to Times Square Dental for comfortable care with sedation dentistry!

Dr. Hastings and our professionals are certified and equipped to offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation so that you can undergo treatment without fear and anxiety.

Depending on your dental needs and level of nervousness, you can choose the sedation method that will make you feel the most relaxed and at ease during your appointment.

We’ve seen how sedation dentistry can completely change the dental experience of our happy patients at Times Square Dental. We’d like you to see what it can do for you! Call us today at 208-278-1069 fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.