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What to Do When Anxiety Hurts Your Health

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If you have anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist and it keeps you from getting the dentistry you need to stay healthy, Shank Dentistry provides gentle, compassionate care and a solution for fearful patients. We offer sedation dentistry in our Indianapolis dental office.

It’s easy to avoid unpleasant situations that create unnecessary stress. At Shank Dentistry, we are here to help you discover why your smile is so important, and how you can care for it without the fear you have felt for so long.

What Happens When Anxiety Keeps You from the Dentist

It might start by missing just a few of your routine appointments, or you could have avoided them your whole life. Either way, we open our door and make comfortable, gentle care possible for families in the Indianapolis area. 

Here are just a few of the things that can happen without professional dental care.

  • Emergency toothaches and pain
  • Development of gum disease 
  • Decay leading to infection in the tooth
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Tooth loss
  • Loss of confidence
  • Teeth breaking down
  • Undiagnosed oral cancer

One of the primary goals of a dental exam is to identify conditions early when they are easier to treat and often less complicated and costly. Putting off your dentistry might mean more time in the chair later.

We Offer a Solution for Fearful Patients

Have you ever wanted to dream your dental appointment away, and wish that you didn’t remember a thing about your procedure? Sedation dentistry in our Indianapolis dental office gives you just that – a fleeting experience you may not remember at all.

Oral medication for sedation dentistry can eliminate fear, making it possible for you to care for your smile without worry.

Sedation dentistry works great for:

  • Fearful patients
  • Lengthy appointments
  • Patients with a strong gag reflex
  • Patients who have difficulty getting numb

If this sounds like you, don’t put off your smile’s health any longer! We are here to help you enjoy improved oral health without worry. So give our office a call today! We look forward to meeting you.