Dental Services

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry for High-Fear Patients in the Greensboro Area

Are you afraid of coming to the dentist? Regular dental checkups are a critical part of your overall health maintenance. Dental issues such as gum disease, cavities, damaged teeth, and other concerns must be addressed in a timely manner so they don't get worse. Unfortunately, many people put off going for checkups or having necessary dental work done because they are terribly afraid of the dentist.

If dental visits raise your stress level exponentially because you have had past negative experiences with dentistry, extremely sensitive or hard-to-numb teeth, a strong gag reflex, or true dental phobia, you are not alone. As many as 75% of Americans have some degree of anxiety about going to the dentist, and approximately 10% of us have dental phobia so strongly it resembles post-traumatic stress disorder.

We Understand Dental Anxiety

If you have dental anxiety, rest assured that Dr. Scott Welch and his experienced team understand your fears and can help you get the oral care you need without the extreme stress! A big part of anxiety-reduction is information: all of our staff give clear, step-by-step explanations of whatever dental procedure we are completing, allowing you to take breaks or ask questions throughout. The second component of anxiety reduction at the dentist is pain avoidance, and at Scott Welch, DDS, we are known for the gentle, compassionate dental care we give. Our goal is for you to receive the best possible dental care in the most comfortable environment we can provide.

Mild and Moderate Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Welch considers each patient's needs carefully, then develops a specific anxiety-management strategy for him or her. If needed, we offer mild and moderate sedation dentistry to help you relax. If appropriate, an oral anxiety-reduction medication may be prescribed for the day of treatment, and we may use nitrous oxide during treatment to help you stay calm throughout.

From education, compassionate care, pain avoidance, and patience to sedation dentistry options, we do everything we can to minimize your fears while making your visit with us productive and positive.

Frequently Asked Questions

The dentist makes me nervous, how can you help?
If You Have Questions, or Would Like to Make an Appointment, Call 336.288.4499

If you're having concerns about dental anxiety and seeking sedation dentistry in the Greensboro area or would like more information about our other dental services, we welcome your questions. Scott A.Welch, DDS, is conveniently located in the Brassfield Professional Center off of New Garden Road in Greensboro, NC. Call us today at 336.288.4499 to make an appointment.