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Anxiety-Free Dentistry in Mill Creek

added on: March 26, 2013

Did you know nearly 75% of adults in the U.S. have some fear of going to the dentist? In fact, fear of the dentist is so common that there are two names for it—odontophobia and dentophia!

There are many reasons behind a fear of the dentist:

  • A personal traumatic or painful experience
  • Impersonal, uncaring dentists
  • Mass media (movies, TV)
  • A perception that you’re helpless or don’t have control

If you know Dr. Brian Rutherford or any of his team at Mill Creek Dentistry, then you know you don’t have to worry about an impersonal or uncaring experience. After all, we’re all dental patients too!

It’s possible to have a completely relaxing dental visit. We have several ways to help you relax and to make sure you don’t feel physical pain. Dr. Rutherford can give you nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, before your treatment. In just a short period of time, you’re completely relaxed.

We can also give you a light prescription medication to take before you arrive. With this sedation dentistry in Mill Creek, you’ll be relaxed and comfortable, but awake enough to communicate with us during your treatment. When you’re relaxed, any local anesthetic we use will be more effective. Once the cycle of fear and pain are relieved, you may not need the sedation before your appointment at all!

Please call our Mill Creek dental office at 425.298.3925 to make an appointment. Talk to us about any of your fears, and we’ll be able to help you with sedation and anesthesia that will change how you feel about going to the dentist!


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