Does the idea of going to the dentist make your stomach churn with dread? Would you rather clean a public restroom than go to have your teeth cleaned? A lot of people suffer from dental anxiety. Some people have dental anxiety so bad that they avoid going to the dentist for years, causing more advanced tooth decay and dental disease.
If going to the dentist causes you psychological anguish, then you should think about asking your dentist for sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can help ease your anxiety, and it can be used in every dental treatment from routine teeth cleanings to more invasive treatments, like root canals or dental implants.
Sedation dentistry uses medicine to help patients feel comfortable during dental procedures. Sometimes sedation dentistry is referred to as “sleep dentistry.” However, this isn’t exactly true, since most versions of sedation do not actually put the patient to sleep.
There are multiple levels of sedation, and the types of sedation used for your treatment will depend on your level of dental anxiety, as well as the treatment you need completed. The most common types of sedation include:
Before opting for sedation dentistry, it’s important to make sure your dentist is certified in the level of sedation dentistry you need. There are multiple types of sedation used in dentistry, but these are the most common:
When administered by certified and experienced dentists, like the dentists at Vero Dental Spa, sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to treat dental anxiety.
However, patients who are obese or have obstructive sleep apnea might be more likely to develop complications from sedation medication. Before administering sedation, we will assess your overall health and conditions to choose the proper dosage and type of sedation, ensuring you receive a safe and effective treatment.
We will also make sure that we go over all of the details of your procedure, as well as showing you your sedation options. If you have any questions about sedation, we will answer all of these, before moving forward with your treatment.
You might feel uncomfortable asking your dentist about sedation options. It’s important to remind yourself that a lot of people are scared of going to the dentist, and you have nothing to be ashamed about. At Vero Dental Spa, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your dental treatment. We especially want you to feel at ease, if you suffer from dental anxiety. Call us today and ask about our sedation options 772-413-0107.