Does the idea of visiting the dentist leave you shaking in your boots? If so, then you have a lot in common with me. The very thought of seeing a dentist left me anxious and panicking. As a result, I spent decades neglecting my teeth until a severe toothache drove me to finally overcome my fears. My dentist was understanding and accommodating when he found out about my fears. He also introduced me into a magical way to reduce my anxiety - IV sedation. With a safe and quick dose of sedatives, I found myself relaxed and even happy while sitting back and letting my dentist deal with my teeth. I hope to help other people with dental phobias get the cleanings and treatments they need by learning about their options for sedation and other fear management techniques.