Don’t avoid the dentist! It may affect your overall health.
Avoiding the dentist may be affecting both oral health AND overall health!
What is going on in our mouths can often have an effect on the rest of the body: bacteria and inflammation in and around the teeth and gums can enter our bloodstream and raise the risk of several health issues, including heart disease.
If you have been avoiding a visit to the dentist due to dental fear and anxiety, Dr. Rafat and Dr. Izadi of Valley Dental Health are here to help. We offer the dental services you need to restore your oral health, including sedation dentistry to ensure a relaxing experience. Dr. Rafat is one of a few Maryland dentists trained and certified to administer IV sedation for patients desiring immediate relaxation. We also offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation, both of which allow the patient to remain “awake” during a procedure without feeling pain, although many report having no memory of treatment afterwards!
At your visit, your Valley Dental Health dentist will perform a thorough exam and identify any dental problems that need to be addressed to restore oral health, recommending only the treatment necessary to ensure that the teeth and gums will remain healthy with proper oral hygiene. Having a healthy smile has been found to be an important part of maintaining a good quality of life as we age: poor dental health can have a detrimental effect on a person’s daily life in a variety of ways.
Come back! We miss you! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rafat and Dr. Izadi- they will take the time to put you at ease and discuss your personal concerns as well as the benefits of restoring your oral health and what steps should be taken.