What Should I Know About Sedation Dentistry?
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
If you’re the type to postpone a visit to the dentist because you’re anxious or nervous, you may think you’re the only one. But, there are actually many people who come to the dentist with a little bit of nerves, or even avoid seeing their dentist because of anxiety. But, you shouldn’t ignore the health of your teeth, even if you are a little nervous. You have nothing to fear, and your ignoring your dental health can dramatically impact your overall health. We offer sedation dentistry for almost any dental procedure to help nervous people have better dental visits.
We believe that listening to your concerns and explaining what we’re doing can help you understand what is happening, feel more in control, and experience less anxiety and fear. But, some patients may need a little something more. Having sedation dentistry available is extremely helpful for patients who may have a fear of going to the dentist. In fact, it helps patients relax and is can even be useful for patients who:
- Require a large amount of dental work
- A strong gag reflex
- Have trouble sitting calmly
- Sensitive teeth
- Have a low pain threshold
When you are undergoing sedation dentistry, we consider different degrees of sedation, depending on the needs of the patient and what type of procedure will be performed.
In general, there are two types of sedation:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
- Anti-anxiety medication
Sedation and pain relief are different, but sedation is extremely helpful in certain dental cases. We offer sedation to help minimize feelings of fear and anxiety that may bubble up during visits with the dentist. Even better, patients who have sedation dentistry are often far less nervous about having dental appointments in the future. Sedation could be a great option for you if you experience anxiety before or during a dentist appointment.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry, you can mention it to us when you are discussing your treatment plan with us. Give us a call today at (480) 539-7979 to learn more about how we can help you overcome anxiety about the dentist.
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