How common? Extremely common! You are not alone. Millions of Americans are afraid of dental work. You can be either “mildly afraid”, “petrified”- or simply don’t have enough time on your busy schedule. Your last dental visit may have been 5, 12 or maybe even 20 years ago. That’s not important right now. What is important is that you can forget about any negative experience you’ve ever had. We use IV conscious sedation dentistry that basically relieves you from your anxieties in a proven and safe way. You’ll be surprised at the amount of work that can be done in one or two appointments regardless of “how long it’s been”. This can mean treating gum disease to avoid future tooth loss or even replacing removable dentures with permanent, natural feeling implant teeth.