Going to the dentist can be a frightening experience for some patients. They might not like someone being directly in their face or be afraid of the small needles and other instruments that are used. One solution is sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry enables the dentist to work faster. The patient isn’t asleep but relaxed to a point where there isn’t anxiety or nervousness, which can get in the way of the work the dentist needs to perform. The dentist won’t need to worry as much about you pulling away while the procedure is in progress or you moving around.
No More Anxiety
As soon as you get in the chair, you’ll be sedated in some way—it could be nitrous oxide through a mask or even a pill that you take to help keep you calm. If the procedure is complicated, then the dentist might give you a sedative to take the night before as well as one that you take in the office. No matter what method is used, you’ll be able to feel relaxed without having a worry about what the dentist is doing.
Pain-free Dental Care
Many people don’t go to the dentist because they fear the pain that is involved since the mouth is an extremely sensitive area on the body. With the sedation method, you won’t even be able to tell when the dentist is injecting medication in your gums. The actual pain will be gone as well as the fear of the pain, making the experience pleasant and one that you want to do again so that you can have healthy teeth.
Burke Jardine, DMD at Excel Dental offers sedation dentistry to try to help patients feel as comfortable as possible so that they receive the proper oral care. Call today to learn more.