Get Some Rest in Our Dental Chair
- August 22, 2014
You’ve probably never thought of the dental office as a very relaxing place, have you? We admit that in the past, dentists weren’t known for their compassionate practices, but that’s changing right before our eyes! With advances in sedation dentistry, we now have patients who were afraid of the dental office, but are now able to come in and have a great, restful experience. Below are some things you should know about sedation dentistry.
There’s Something For Everyone: We have sedation at every level of fear. Mild fears and anxiety are calmed with nitrous oxide gas, while severe dental phobia can be overcome with IV sedation or anesthesia.
It’s About More Than Fear: Sedation dentistry helps patients who have strong gag reflexes, have TMJ dysfunction, hate the smells and sounds of the office, and those who cannot commit to more than one appointment.
We Work Better: It’s much easier for us to work on a sedated patient because we can work more efficiently. We can accomplish several appointments worth of work in one appointment because the patient will be able to withstand more work for a longer period of time.
It Changes The Way You Think: Pain during a dental visit is often a self-fulfilling prophecy. You think it will hurt, and so it hurts. Sedation allows you to relax and forget all about the procedure. Many of our patients actually nap while we work! The next time you need work, you’ll be less likely to feel anxious.
Sedation dentistry is a fantastic way for you to remove that barriers keeping you from the dentist. Allow yourself to expect a great dental visit, and you’ll find yourself having just that! Contact us today to find out how sedation dentistry can change your view of the dentist. We’d love to discuss your options with you so that you can have the smile you’ve always wanted without the fear and anxiety!