Dental phobia is a severe fear of the dentist that over time causes loss of teeth because of the patients’ inability to go to the dentist and receive regular care. The heart of the matter is that dental phobia can rob patients of their self esteem as they become embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth and withdraw from friends, coworkers and loved ones. Other patients may simply have difficulty getting numb after the dentist gives them an injection. If the patient is extremely anxious the patient may be sensitive to the slightest sensation because of the emotional component of their pain. Some patients suffer from a severe fear of needles, also known as needle phobia. Sedation Dentistry can be a beneficial way for patients to experience dental care without fear, pain or anxiety. Most importantly, it is possible for you to have your dental care in comfort.