April 12, 2019
Most people don’t look forward to going to the dentist, but for some, a dental appointment can cause a significant amount of fear or anxiety. In the old days there wasn’t really much your dentist could do to help calm dental nerves — but now, sedation dentistry in Kernersville can help a great deal. Keep reading for 5 reasons why it’s a great idea, and how you can benefit at your next appointment.
#1: Stay Calm and Relaxed
With sedation dentistry, you can feel safely relaxed and at-ease during any dental appointment. Your dental team will administer the medication and monitor you throughout the procedure to make sure it’s remaining in effect. After the appointment is complete, the effects will begin to wear off — allowing you to go safely on with your day.
#2: Easy for You
You don’t have to do anything special to prepare for an appointment with sedation dentistry. Wear comfortable clothes and, if you are undergoing a more significant type of sedation (like oral conscious sedation), plan to have someone take you to and from your appointment as you will be groggy for a few hours after the medication continues to wear off.
#3: Improve Oral Health
Patients who avoid the dentist due to their fear or anxiety are at a much higher risk of developing cavities, gum disease, and other oral health hazards, which ironically will result in the need for more complex procedures later on. Sedation dentistry provides a significant benefit by helping people get the dental care they need right when they need it — greatly improving oral health overall.
Sedation dentistry options can fit comfortably within most people’s budgets. There is typically an extra fee for administering sedation, but most patients believe it’s totally worth the added cost for a little help relaxing in the dental chair.
#5: Options for Every Patient
There is no one-size-fits-all in any area of dentistry, and the same is true with sedation. Patients who are undergoing minor procedures may only need nitrous oxide, aka laughing gas, while those who have more significant anxiety or who are undergoing longer procedures may benefit from oral conscious sedation, which provides a deeper relaxation. No matter which one is right for you, your dentist can help you find what you need to really feel comfortable!
Don’t Wait to Try Sedation Dentistry
There is no longer any need to dread or fear a visit to the dentist’s office. If you feel like you could use a little help relaxing through your next appointment, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist about their sedation options! You’ll be so glad you did.
Meet the Dentist
Drs. Veronica and Zack Walker are the dentists Kernersville friends and families turn to for high-quality dental care in a state-of-the-art office. If you are interested in trying out sedation dentistry, talk to them about nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation by calling (336) 993-3727 today.
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