Many people associate dental visits with fear or anxiety due to childhood trauma or memories of painful dental treatment.
For a few people, even the sound of a dentist's drill is enough to trigger an alarmed reaction.
However, many of these people may not be aware that most dental procedures can be performed without pain or discomfort thanks to the modern relaxation and sedation dentistry options.
Even the most nervous of patients can get the treatment they need to maintain proper oral health and achieve a winning smile without unnecessary worry, stress, or pain.
Are you a candidate for sedation dentistry?
While relaxation dentistry is not right for everyone, most people can benefit from pain-free treatment using one of the sedation options.
You may be a suitable candidate for sedation dentistry if you have any of the following:
- Dental anxiety
- Dental phobias, such as fear of needles, shots, or drill sounds
- Traumatic dental experiences in the past
- Sensitive teeth
- Easily triggered gag reflex
- Difficulty getting numb
- Complex dental issues
- Limited time
- Difficulty controlling movement
Because sedation dentistry relaxes so completely, it is ideal for patients who need extensive dental work that would normally require multiple office visits.
With sedation dentistry, you can take care of several procedures during a single office visit, saving you the time and hassle of multiple appointments.