Have you ever been worried about an upcoming dental appointment? While this isn’t uncommon, did you know that individuals who suffer from dental anxiety could even struggle with the idea of visiting their dentist? In reality, even the idea of going to the dentist can cause anxiety or a panic attack. Sadly, many patients who struggle with anxiety put off visiting the dentist, which lets these issues become more serious. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can make your appointments more bearable.
Fortunately, sedation dentistry can be used to make several treatments easier, even something as simple as a routine cleaning. Sedation dentistry is also important because it could help you avoid issues such as shaking, nausea, and even vomiting. If you have a sensitive gag reflex, you should also consider sedation dentistry.
Still, there are different levels of sedation that can meet your needs. If your anxiety isn’t too severe, we could recommend mild sedation. If this is the type of sedation that’s best for you, you’ll only need to take a pill. This type of sedation can help you relax, but won’t be enough to put you to sleep. We could also recommend a stronger form of sedation which will make you drowsy. If you choose this option, you’ll probably stay awake during your treatment. Laughing gas, which is also referred to as nitrous oxide, falls into this category. If you choose nitrous oxide or deeper sedation options, you’ll need someone to bring someone to drive you home.
If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, and would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, please don’t hesitate to give George Ghaly, DDS a call at 508-366-1911. Our team looks forward to receiving your call.