Afraid Of The Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Afraid of the Dentist? Your Custer Sedation Dentist Can HelpIf you’re among the millions of Americans who experience anxiety, or even outright fear, at the thought of going to the dentist, sedation dentistry from Destination Dentistry in Custer SD may be just what you need.

Up to twenty percent of the American population put off dental treatment, or avoid it entirely, due to anxiety. And it isn’t just Americans; it seems to be a universal issue.

Dental phobia is a more extreme condition. People with dental phobia are panic-stricken at the thought of seeing the dentist. To make matters worse, they’re usually aware that their fears are irrational, but are still unable to get to the dentist’s office. It’s what psychologists classify as avoidance behavior: they do whatever they have to do to keep from going to the dentist.

If this sounds like you, or someone you love, then you know how serious it is. People who can’t bring themselves to see the dentist are putting their dental health at risk, and that’s a pretty big deal.

At Destination Dentistry, we offer several levels of sedation dentistry that are usually enough to get patients through their appointments.

  • Nitrous oxide. Known popularly as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century. It is safe an effective, and works by putting the patient in a relaxed, euphoric state.
  • Oral conscious sedation. This involves taking a sedative an hour or so before your appointment. It won’t make you sleep. You’re able to respond to questions, but are largely unaware of what’s going on around you.

Ignoring your dental health can be dangerous. If you or a loved one would benefit from sedation dentistry, call us at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD to schedule a consultation. We provide a full range of family dentistry services.

Contact Destination Dentistry:


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141 N 5th St
Custer, South Dakota


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Destination Dentistry
Dr. Diana Latinow DDS, MSD
At Destination Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of dental services, including cosmetic and family dentistry, as well as sedation dentistry and TMJ treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are in Custer or Black Hills area.
141 N 5th St
Custer, SD 57730
Call: 605-673-2011605-673-2011
  • Staff and doctor were very friendly and efficient. As good as a visit to the Dentist can get!
    —Ron Y
  • I was so nervous getting a new dentist, after having years of bad experiences. But Diane was patient, kind, and gentle...thank you!
    —Rebecca E
  • I called with a child in pain and needed an appointment fast. What I received was fast. Appreciate the great response and service.
    —Joseph P
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    —Catherine B
  • It is impressive that DD is interested in how their patients feel about the dental care they receive and what DD could do to improve. They have always exceeded my expectations.
    —Tim K
  • Friendly and professional. Top-notch work!
    —Darwin K
  • Thanks for the great cleaning Dr. Diana!
    —Brittnay E
  • I had good dental care when I lived in Aberdeen and was surprised to find that when I moved to Custer, a far smaller town, I would receive the best dental care I ever had. On top of that, the whole DD crew is friendly and outgoing.
    —Tom H
  • I, very much enjoyed my visit to the dentist. The office seemed more tranquil than usual. The hygienist and the dentist demonstrated a high level of courtesy and knowledge while making me feel very comfortable and relaxed.
    —Marilyn W
  • Another great visit, staff is always on time, friendly, and highly competent.
    —Elizabeth C
  • I was pleased with my appointment. Everyone personable and good experience getting my teeth cleaned. Dr. Diana seems kind and caring.
    —Cherry L
  • We have been to many dentist's and this is the first one we don't mind coming back to. Very friendly staff and excellent work! Couldn't be happier and so glad a friend told us about them 😊
    —Bissell F.
  • …I had no discomfort (with the laser). Yes, an awareness of ’something done’, but no pain what so ever! You did a good job Doc. If anyone wants to ask me, I’ll tell them. It’s time for the old Bard Parker blade to be relegated to the history file. Thank you for your skills.
    —Dr. Art L., M.D.
  • Congratulations on your beautiful Hi-tech office-and on your thirty years of working together! Also you need to know I appreciate the picture you sent me of my teeth. They are absolutely the best pictures I have ever taken. Thank you for the good service you provide.
    —Arlene B.

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