Is going to the dentist a big ordeal for you? You’re not the only one. About 15% of Americans suffer from severe dental anxiety. We’re not just talking about “I don’t want to go to the dentist.” We’re talking about people who purposely avoid the dentist even if they’re in pain or know that they really need to make that visit. One of the best ways to stop dental anxiety from being problematic is to ask your Catonsville dentist about sedation dentistry. A few weeks ago we did a blog about what sedation dentistry is. But we think, even more importantly, it’s necessary for you to know what benefits sedation dentistry can have for you.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Make the Dentist Office More Pleasant?
- Easy way to relax – Sedation dentistry can be administered in a few different ways. We prefer to use whatever makes you comfortable. Some people prefer inhaling (laughing gas), others prefer to take a pill, and still some prefer IV sedation. Generally IV sedation is saved for serious dental procedures and surgeries, but is occasionally used for lesser sedation.
- Assists the dentist – If you have a hard time relaxing, so does your dentist. They need you to be able to sit back and handle the appointment without stressing out in the chair. When you’re relaxed, so are they. It makes the whole procedure easier and quicker for them, which will make it more pleasant for you. After all, you want your dentist to be able to focus on what’s important.
- Allows you to keep your mouth healthy – If you’re the kind of person who won’t go to the dentist because you’re afraid of the sounds, smells, and sights, sedation dentistry can help you get there and relax through your appointment. For people who haven’t had their teeth cleaned as a result of dental anxiety, this can be a huge thing. Your oral health affects your overall health. It’s important to remember that and find a way that works for you.
Sedation Dentistry from Affinity Dental
Having a dentist that knows your fears and can help you calm them is very important. It’ll make keeping your oral health in top shape easy and anxiety free. At Affinity Dental, we know how important it is for you to maintain your oral health. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, or making an appointment please contact Affinity Dental Associates by calling 410-719-7900 or visit MarylandsBestDentists.com today!
Our doctors and staff are dedicated to improving your dental health!