Calming Your Fears Through Sedation Dentistry
If you have been avoiding the dentist because of fear, you are not alone. Many people do not make appointments, even if they have dental problems, because of bad experiences in the past. Some information about sedation dentistry will show that it just may be the ideal solution for you.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Contrary to popular misconceptions, sedation dentistry does not mean you will be asleep. You will be completely conscious, yet relaxed and unafraid. You will not feel any discomfort or pain when the dentist is performing the procedure. Instead, you will be relaxed, comfortable, and completely at ease when you are having the work done.
All you need to do is take a pill that has been given to you before your appointment. You will be monitored during the procedure, so you know you are safe. Although you will not be able to drive immediately following your treatment, you will feel fine approximately an hour after the work is done. When you make your appointment, simply arrange for someone to take you home afterward.
Why Is Sedation Dentistry The Best Option?
While each person has his own needs and preferences, there are some common reasons to choose this option. You may be afraid of dental work, or nervous about dental visits in general. You may not feel confident about approaching a dental procedure without some form of sedation.
Second, anesthesia is not appropriate for everyone. And even though anesthesia does work well for some people, there are patients that may have bad reactions to it. Although allergic reactions are uncommon, you may not want to take the risk. These issues can be avoided with sedation dentistry. It is effective, and it is safe.
How To Decide If It Is Right For You
Whether you know you need a specific procedure, or are unsure about your dental health, there are some factors you should consider.
- Are you avoiding the dentist? Failing to make an appointment when you know you should visit the dentist is one sign sedation dentistry may be right for you.
- Have you had negative experiences in the past? For many individuals, all it takes is one painful experience at the dentist’s office to create fear, anxiety, and overwhelming stress. One bad experience can make you nervous or even terrified of visiting a dentist, even if the experience was long ago.
You already know the importance of regular dental care. Your overall health, confidence, and appearance depend on it. With sedation dentistry, dental work does not have to be painful, and approaching the dentist does not have to be stressful. You have an easy solution that will help to make your dental visits a far better experience.
If you live in the West Palm Beach area, call Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches today. We can schedule an appointment for you to meet with Dr. Dan Casel or Dr. Patrick Williams to determine if sedation dentistry is the right choice for you.