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Is Dental Anxiety Keeping You From a Healthy Smile?

Sedation Dentist Roswell, GA

According to WebMD, between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. If you have an uneasiness about dental care, it is important that you understand the help that is available to you. Avoiding or putting off dental visits can lead to a variety of consequences, including worsening dental problems that warrant a more invasive, costly or lengthy treatment as well as issues within your overall health and well-being.

Causes of Dental Anxiety

For some patients, it helps to identify the root cause or reason for their dental anxiety. This can be a number of things, but most find that their dental fear is attributed to a negative experience at the dentist as a child. This could be a dental visit that resulted in unexpected pain or a dentist that wasn’t compassionate or gentle. For others, dental anxiety is a result of one or more of the following:

  • Aversion to sights, sounds or smells at dental office
  • Fear of needles
  • Fear of being out of control
  • Embarrassment of dental health condition
  • Fear of pain
  • Severe gag reflex

How A Sedation Dentist Can Help

If the thought of going to the dentist makes your palms sweat or your stomach turn, you should know what you can expect from a modern sedation dentist like Dr. Mitzi Morris. Not only do we cater to your comfort needs with a relaxing office environment, soothing amenities and caring staff, but we also offer a full range of sedation dentistry options.

Sedation dentistry does not mean you will be put to sleep. It doesn’t even have to mean that you will need a driver for your appointment. We offer both nitrous oxide for mild to moderate dental anxiety as well as IV sedation offered by a licensed IV sedation dentist. With nitrous oxide, you’ll simply wear a nosepiece and breathe in a colorless gas during your procedure. This allows you to remain fully relaxed yet able to communicate with Dr. Morris as well as drive yourself home after your visit. IV Sedation is reserved for those that have moderate to severe dental anxiety or patients who are nervous about a very lengthy dental treatment.

Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from giving your smile the attention it needs. Neglecting decay, infection or disease within your mouth can lead to serious consequences within your body health as well as threats to your quality of life. It’s never been easier to stay comfortable and relaxed at the dental office. Simply let us know if you’d like to have sedation dentistry at your upcoming appointment, and be sure to disclose any specific fears or aversions that you have surrounding dental care. We are confident we can make it a positive experience at the office of Dr. Mitzi Morris!

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

 

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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678-459-2990

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Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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