Experienced Dentist For Patients With Anxiety

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At Helen Chiu, D.M.D., P.A., the doctor and the entire staff take dental anxiety very seriously. We understand that for many patients who fear dentist visits, getting dental treatment can feel scary and overwhelming. We also know that your dental health is important, and we want to help you receive the care you need and deserve. Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our practice is committed to making sure that your visits are as comfortable, quick, and easy as possible. There are many solutions available to help relieve your dental fears and reclaim your beautiful, healthy smile. As a skilled dentist for patients with anxiety, Dr. Chiu can help!

Sedation Dentistry — Your Options for Pain-Free Dentistry

Whether you’re coming in for a routine cleaning, crowns, a fitting for dentures, cosmetic teeth whitening, or more complex dental work, such as implants, Helen Chiu, D.M.D., P.A., offers many options to help you achieve a comfortable, pain-free dental experience. For some patients, simply meeting our team, getting familiar with our office, and understanding how comfortable and painless dental work can be under the care of a skilled, gentle dentist like Dr. Chiu are enough to overcome their fears and encourage positive visits. For patients who desire more assistance to reduce their dental phobia, we offer sedation dentistry options for completely relaxed, pain-free visits. No patient will be worked on until they are completely numb. The recommended sedation for you will depend on your health history, your level of dental anxiety, and the type of dental work you are having completed. Options for sedation may include one or a combination of the following:
  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is inhaled through a mask over the nose and helps patients feel calm and relaxed during procedures.
  • Oral sedation, taken as a pill, helps you enjoy a drowsy, relaxed state during treatment.
By administering various levels of sedation and performing procedures with gentle precision and care, Dr. Chiu ensures that patients are comfortable and relaxed, regardless of what type of dental work is being performed.

Learn More About Gentle, Pain-Free Dentistry

If you or someone in your family is suffering with dental anxiety, come in for a visit at Helen Chiu, D.M.D., P.A. We can set up an appointment to talk about your dental concerns, discuss the various options for sedation dentistry, and create a customized treatment plan that includes how to keep you comfortable before and during your procedures.