What emotion do you associate with the dental office? Do you feel nervous? Excited? Afraid? If the latter, you might find it difficult to pick up the phone and make an appointment. In fact, about a third of the people in the United States avoid the dental office completely. Only severe pain will cause them to come in, and that’s only for some. Most of us will go every once in a while, but only if we have to. If you see that fear is keeping you from the dental care that you need, it is time to consider sedation dentistry.
Many people fear the dentist because of past experiences. Maybe you have heard terrible stories from family members or friends, and you don’t want to risk it! Maybe you had a terrible experience as a child or a young adult, and you are terrified that it will happen again. In either case, you need to realize that dentistry has changed significantly in the past years. We are not able to make your next dental appointment completely comfortable with sedation dentistry!
A Relaxed Body is a Pain-Free Body
The tension in your body and the pain you feel are connected. If you go into a dental office feeling tense, chances are very good that you will experience pain simply because your body is expecting it. With oral conscious sedation, we can prescribe a medication that will help you relax, beginning an hour before your appointment. When you get to the office (driven by a friend, of course), you will be feeling great. Your dental procedure will be completely comfortable because you will be relaxed and at ease.
Sedation has completely changed the way many patients see the dental office. It is no longer a place to fear, which means you are able to get the work you need. Don’t let fear keep you from a healthy mouth any longer! Contact us today to set up an appointment or exam. We would love to hear from you very soon so that you can get the smile of your dreams!