Fear and anxiety are one of the most common reasons why patients avoid seeing a dentist. While dental phobia can be rooted in a variety of different things, there is one solution that can help all types of anxious patients get the dental care they need and deserve – sedation dentistry!
Sedation dentistry helps patients fully relax while in the dental chair. It can be administered in the form of oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide or IV sedation, depending on the level of your anxiety and your personal preferences. All forms of sedation dentistry are safe and allow you to fully communicate with the dentist during treatment. However, you can expect to enjoy a blissful state of calmness and relaxation throughout the procedure.
Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?
If feelings of anxiety or fear cause you to cancel or delay your dental appointments, you qualify for sedation dentistry. There are no set requirements that need to be met in order to receive sedation dentistry. In fact, some people ask for sedation dentistry when they have an extensive or multi-step procedure ahead of them while others need sedation to simply get through their routine exam or cleaning.
Here are some common reasons why people suffer from dental anxiety and consequently benefit from sedation dentistry:
- Fear of needles
- Fear of pain
- Aversion to sights, sounds or smells of dental office
- Fear of not being in control
- Bad dental experience as a child
- Severe gag reflex
At Bear Brook Dental Care, we specialize in creating a comfortable dental visit for each patient. In fact, we offer a full menu of options in sedation dentistry, including IV sedation by a dental anesthesiologist. If your smile is suffering due to your dental phobia, let us help!
Posted on behalf of Bear Brook Dental Care