January 7, 2016 Resolve to face your fears, including going to the dentist Nearly half of all Americans typically make New Year’s resolutions, and about 47 percent of those resolutions regard self-improvement. These resolutions might include improved physical fitness, facing a fear of heights, going back to school or enhancing a physical feature – like your smile. But if you’re like the nearly 75 percent of Americans who experience at least some anxiety about dental visits, improving your smile may not seem realistic to put on your list of resolutions this year. What if you knew that, no matter the depth and history of your fear of the dentist, at Caffaratti Dental Group, we can actually help you relax and remain comfortable during dental procedures? 2016 CAN be your year for an improved smile, thanks to our Reno sedation dentistry services. Got dental anxiety? You’re not alone Check any top 10 list of things people fear most, and visiting the dentist is usually toward the top. Our sedation dentistry services help patients with slight dental anxiety to intense dental phobia. For many of these patients, their worry and fear is due to one or more of the following: Fear of pain, injections or “the drill” A previous bad experience at the dentist Feeling out of control Worry about gagging or choking If you experience intense fear due to any of these reasons, our sedation dentists have helped patients just like you. Sedation dentistry, or sleep dentistry, can be used to calm patients and reduce the amount of anxiety experienced in the dental chair. We offer a variety of sedation dentistry options and consult with our patients individually to determine which will work best for their particular situation. Depending on the sedation dentistry method selected, patients can remain awake, but calm and relaxed, feel drowsy or be completely asleep during basic or lengthy dental procedures. The common denominator among all our sedation dentistry options is that patients typically feel procedures lasted just a few minutes. This also means we can complete complex procedures in fewer appointments. Our Sparks sedation dentistry team will help you conquer your fear Has your fear of the dentist kept you from regular checkups? Do you wish you could have a straighter, whiter smile, but your fear of dental procedures keeps the dream out of reach? No matter how long it’s been since you visited the dentist, or how detailed a smile makeover you long for, our Sparks sleep dentistry services can help. Our resolution for this new year is to help you achieve a new you through the gift of feeling relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair. Give us a call today at (775) 358-1555 to schedule a consultation and discuss your sedation dentistry options.