It’s no secret that patients don’t like coming to the dentist. After all, who really enjoys having someone look directly at their teeth, let alone picking around in there! No, going to the dentist isn’t at the top of anyone’s favorite things list, but some people really struggle to even make the phone call due to extreme fear and anxiety. For these patients, we recommend sedation dentistry.
Dental fear and dental phobia are more common than you might realize. A few butterflies and nervousness are normal, but there are many people who would rather suffer in pain and discomfort than come to the dentist to have the problem treated.
How Fears Affect Your Appointments
Fear is a powerful thing. It can cause you to avoid something, even though you know it’s something that you need. Something like having your teeth cleaned, for example. If you have had a terrible experience in the past, or are just really afraid of the dentist, something as simple as a dental cleaning will be too much.
You are more likely to wait until there is a serious problem. By that point, you are already in pain from your tooth, and your experience will be less enjoyable than it could have been if your teeth were healthy. This only fuels your fear, making you less likely to come in again. It’s a dangerous cycle for your smile.
Sedation Makes the Difference
With sedation dentistry, all of that changes! No longer will you walk into the dental office and dread your procedure because with sedation, you will be able to rest comfortably throughout any kind of dental work! Dental sedation is powerful, and it allows you to change the way you feel about the dental office.
Sedation works by ending the cycle of fear. Pain isn’t really the issue because you will be completely numb, but fear of pain will make you miserable. Dental sedation takes that fear out of the picture by relaxing your mind and body so that you can relax in the chair and simply have your work done!
Skeptical? That’s ok! We recommend that you give it a try. Give us a call and let us know what your situation is. We will help you make a decision about sedation dentistry and set up an appointment so you can reclaim your smile! We can’t wait to see you!