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Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist

Welcome back to our San Carlos, California dentistry blog!

At the office of Doctor Ghina morad, we strive to make dental solutions as easy and pain-free as we possibly can for the people living around Silicon Valley. Our staff is as gentle as the Redwoods and streams that surround our facility.

We hope that you will come see for yourself and visit our practice on San Carlos Road so that we can help you keep your smile healthy and vibrant throughout your life.

It is hard to believe that we are well into fall now. With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it might be a good time to talk about your fears.

What are you most afraid of?

Scary movies?


Kids in costumes?


How about your friendly oral health care provider?

If you are like many folks in California, it could be that one of your greatest fears is going to see the dentist. Don’t worry, our team won’t take it personally, but we will certainly take your fears seriously. This condition is actually quite common and it is called: dental anxiety.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, it can get in the way of you seeking the treatment you need, and obviously that it is not particularly good for your continued well being.

Still, it isn’t an insurmountable obstacle, with sedation dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry At The Office Of Dr. Ghina Morad

How we address your fears all depends on the severity of your unique situation.

But regardless, we are confident that we can provide you with the right level of sedation to help relax you enough to get the dental care you deserve.

Our methods include:

Laughing Gas

If your dental anxiety is less severe, you’re probably able to call our San Carlos, CA dental office and make an appointment when you’re due for a visit. That is an important first step.

However, once you’re getting ready to actually come here, your anxiety might kick in.

In all likelihood, you’ll have to force yourself to drive here and present yourself at our front desk.

If this sounds like you, we can help put you at ease with the help of nitrous oxide.

For this method, we will administer the (laughing) gas to you via a mask that rests over your nose. You will breathe normally throughout your procedure, and our team can adjust the amount of sedation you receive as necessary..

Trust us, it usually does the trick!

Oral Sedation

If you suffer from a higher range of dental anxiety, you are at a greater risk of having oral health issues.

You probably won’t make arrangements to go to the dentist’s office unless something is causing you so much pain that there just isn’t any other way out of the situation. Even then, you might not follow through and show up.

Even with this level of dental anxiety, we can help you relax by supplying you with oral sedation.

Oral sedation is a prescription-strength sedative that our team will arrange for you to take, usually about an hour before your actual procedure is scheduled to take place.

The oral sedation method is more powerful than laughing gas, and is sure to put you at ease for the duration of your visit.

You might not even remember anything about your procedure.

Don’t Let Fear Wreck Your Smile

Contact our San Carlos, CA dental office to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment and reclaim your oral health!