Austin Dentist Highlights Benefits of Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety

Austin cosmetic dentist describes three sedation dentistry techniques for combating dental phobia.


Dr. Mark Sweeney, a cosmetic dentist at Austin Dental Spa, explains the advantages of sedation dentistry, which can help relax patients who are afraid of the dentist.

Austin, TX – As an Austin cosmetic dentist with over four decades in practice, Dr. Mark Sweeney has encountered numerous patients who suffer from dental anxiety. In fact, this condition affects approximately 30 million Americans at varying levels of severity. “The term ‘dental anxiety’ can describe any amount of fear that makes a patient hesitant to go to the dentist,” says Dr. Sweeney. He explains that dental anxiety can be triggered by a fear of needles or intense sounds, an overactive gag reflex, negative experiences in the past, and various other phenomena. He also adds that, unfortunately, dental anxiety often discourages patients from getting the oral health care they need.

Because dental phobia is such a widespread issue, many leading dentists – including Dr. Sweeney – choose to employ sedation dentistry techniques. At Austin Dental Spa, Dr. Sweeney and his team offer three sedation dentistry methods, which they can administer at customized intensity levels:

According to Dr. Sweeney, he and his team at Austin Dental Spa use sedation dentistry to create a soothing environment for patients. “By doing so, we aim to allow patients to get the care they need,” he concludes. “We always strive to keep our patients safe and comfortable throughout their entire visit.”

About Mark Sweeney, DDS
Known for his welcoming chairside manner and exceptional results in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Mark Sweeney is a proud alumnus of the University of Texas. He is a founder of the Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Endodontic Society, among other organizations. In the interest of providing his patients with unbeatable comprehensive care, he regularly attends continuing education courses and utilizes state-of-the-art dental technology at Austin Dental Spa. Dr. Sweeney is available for interview upon request.

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