What Do I Need To Know About Sedation Dentistry?
- Posted on: May 15 2019
Don’t worry if you’re putting off visits to the dentist because you’re nervous. The truth is, it’s not an uncommon issue. 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. Of course, you shouldn’t ignore the health of your teeth because you’re nervous. The truth is, you have nothing to fear, and ignoring your dental health can impact your overall health. We offer sedation dentistry for almost any dental procedure to help nervous people have better visits.
By listening to your concerns and explaining what we’re doing, we can help you understand what is happening during your appointment so you can feel more in control and experience less anxiety. But, some patients may need a little something more to help. 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
- Sensitive teeth
- Have a low pain threshold
- A strong gag reflex
- Have trouble sitting calmly
When you are undergoing sedation dentistry, we consider different degrees of sedation, depending on your needs and what type of procedure will be performed.
In general, there are two types of sedation to consider:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
- Anti-anxiety medication
Sedation and pain relief are different from each other, but sedation is extremely helpful in certain dental cases. We offer sedation to help minimize feelings of fear and anxiety that may arise during visits with the dentist. Even better, patients who have sedation dentistry experience less nervousness about having dental visits 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, just mention it to us when you are discussing your treatment plan with us. Give us a call today at (239) 597-7333 to learn more about how we can help you overcome anxiety about the dentist.
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