Take a look at the following list:

  • Heights
  • Flying
  • Injections
  • Doctors
  • Snakes
  • Visiting the dentist
  • Spiders
  • Going to the hospital

Which of those scares you the most?

Believe it or not, over one in five people said that visiting the dentist made them the most nervous. The most people were afraid of heights, followed by visiting the dentist and going to the hospital, while snakes and spiders were ranked fourth and fifth.

As a family dentist in Waco, Texas, Dr. Corbet Locke doesn’t want you to be afraid of going to the dentist. In fact, he has dedicated his career to helping fearful patients overcome their phobia and receive the dental care they need to maintain healthy smiles and a high quality of life.

Regarded as an expert of sedation dentistry, Dr. Locke uses oral conscious sedation to help keep his patients comfortable in the dental chair. Common concerns of fearful patients often include a fear of injections, lack of control, taking time off of work, unpleasant sounds or smelsl, and embarrassment about dental conditions. With oral conscious sedation, you simply take a small pill one hour before your appointment and rest comfortably throughout your procedure, eliminating your concerns and anxiety.

Monday, October 10, 2011, is World Mental Health Day, and, because fear and anxiety are a direct result of your mental health, Dr. Locke wants to put your mind at ease. Don’t neglect your dental- and overall- health because you’re afraid. Instead, call Dr. Locke’s dental office at (254) 776-4888 to openly discuss your concerns with Dr. Locke. Together, we can design a solution that is 100 percent specific to your needs.