Researchers Discover the Main Reason Why Some People Hate the Dentist


It’s common knowledge that many people do not enjoy visiting the dentist’s office for check-ups or procedures. But what researchers in Tokyo have discovered is that the main reason why people are uncomfortable with the dentist is because of the sounds of a dentist’s office. The scientists studied people’s brains as they played sounds of drills, suction tools, and other common sounds found in a dentist’s office. In people who already admitted to hating the dentist, these sounds caused the areas of the brain to spike that were associated with memory. For those people, they associated the dentist with unpleasant sounds and it contributed to their overall dislike of the dentist. Thankfully, for patients at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy in Brentwood, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky utilize IV Sedation Therapy in order to reduce anxiety during a visit to the periodontist.

What Is IV Sedation Therapy?

IV Sedation Therapy is a procedure that involves administering a sedative intravenously into the patient’s hand or inner elbow. The sedative allows patients to relax during their periodontal procedure and provides pain relief. Because the sedative is administered intravenously, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are able to control the amount of sedative that patients receive. The medication can be adjusted at any time to ensure that patients are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. IV Sedation Therapy does not put patients to sleep, rather it provides relaxation and comfort. Patients are still able to breathe on their own and respond when the doctors are speaking. Sedation Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients who may be fearful or anxious of dental procedures.

What are the Benefits of IV Sedation Therapy?

Sedation Therapy has multiple benefits for patients both during and after their periodontal procedure in Brentwood with Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky. During the procedure, the patient is able to feel calm and relaxed as they will not be very aware of surrounding sights and sounds. This stress-free and pain-free state is especially great for patients who have difficulty sitting for extended periods of time or have strong gag reflexes. With IV Sedation Therapy, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are able to perform periodontal procedures in less time and with more accuracy because there are less interruptions when a patient is calm and relaxed. After their periodontal experience, patients who underwent Sedation Therapy will have less pain due to the medication that was administered during the procedure. While Sedation Therapy will leave patients with only a vague memory of their visit to the periodontist, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky will ensure that all patients leave with a healthier smile!

Schedule A Consultation in Brentwood Today!

Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are the only board-certified periodontists in Brentwood and are part of only a handful of dental experts who use the innovative IV Sedation Therapy. If you have been hesitant to visit the periodontist due to fear or anxiety, trust that periodontal specialists Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky will use the most cutting-edge advancements in order to ensure that patients are comfortable and safe. Schedule a consultation by calling the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy in Brentwood today at 310-826-8242!

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