Are you someone who hates going to the dentist because you worry about the pain or are someone who has extreme anxiety about dental procedures? While it’s normal to have some fear of the dentist simply because you don’t enjoy it, or because you worry about needing to have additional work done, many patients avoid going because they are truly fearful about the process. Skipping your dental cleanings or procedures is a big deal and if you aren’t careful, it can lead to big health problems down the road.
Sedation density in Scottsdale can make a huge difference for many people who have been skipping their appointments out of fear. By taking steps to help reduce patient anxiety and stress, sedation dentistry makes it possible to get the service you need without worry or pain. Sedation dentistry can be used for all types of general, cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, helping to reduce the tension and stress that some patients are faced with.
Sedation dentists work with you to determine what types of sedation will work best for your situation. Sometimes this means prescribing a light sedative or anti-anxiety medication that you are supposed to take prior to your appointment and utilizing nitrous oxide during the appointment to help increase relaxation and trigger a light temporary amnesia. Taking steps like these can help to dramatically reduce dentist anxiety, and also helps to reduce those painful dental memories that keep many people from going back for their next cleaning.
We all know dental health is important, and being afraid of the dentist is no excuse for skipping your next scheduled cleaning. If you’ve been fearful of going to the dentist based on a bad experience or simply because you have a lifetime of bad dental memories, it’s time to change the way you view your dental health. Contact us today to see how sedation dentistry can help improve your dental health and we can help you improve your dental health for the rest of your life.