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Women and Dental Phobias

Women and Dental PhobiasDental anxiety and dental phobias are actually pretty common, but according to a study conducted by Sydney University, women in their 40s may be most susceptible to these fears that keep people from seeking routine and necessary dental care. According to researchers, women in this age group need never have had a negative dental experience but can still suffer from dental anxiety.

Unfortunately, those who have dental phobias tend to wait more than two weeks longer than others to have dental problems checked out even when they are in severe pain. This gives infections and other problems plenty of time to worsen and can necessitate more intensive treatment.

Women in perimenopause and menopause are more prone to gum disease thanks to hormonal fluctuations, and poor dental health is associated with certain health risks, including heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Monitoring dental health and attending to dental problems quickly and effectively is essential to good overall health. Women who experience dental anxiety can benefit from discussing their needs with our West Hollywood cosmetic dentist. We offer a variety of treatment options that can help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.

Our dentist also offers sedation options to help you relax even more. Sedation dentistry can include inhaled or oral sedatives that reduce anxiety and combat phobia so that you can receive necessary dental treatments and protect your long-term dental health. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you feel more comfortable or to schedule your consultation.

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