Are you ever anxious about the idea of visiting the dentist? While many people aren’t exactly excited with this idea, did you know that individuals with dental anxiety have a hard time with the idea of visiting their dentist? In fact, even thinking about visiting a dentist can cause an anxiety or even a panic attack. Still, patients with dental anxiety tend to put off visiting the dentist, which allows problems to become more serious. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can make your appointments much more bearable.
However, would you be surprised to learn that sedation dentistry can be used for a number of treatments, even something as simple as a routine cleaning? We may also recommend sedation to help you avoid issues such as shaking, nausea, and even vomiting. If you suffer from extreme gag reflex, you could face the same issues.
Of course, there are different levels of sedation. We could recommend mild sedation if your anxiety isn’t too severe. If we recommend this type of sedation, you’ll just need to take a pill. This will help you relax, but you’ll still be awake during your treatment. Stronger forms of sedation could also make you drowsy, but most patients stay awake during their treatment. Laughing gas, which is also called nitrous oxide, falls into this category. However, if you choose nitrous oxide, you’ll need someone to drive you home. Deeper forms of sedation are usually recommended for more intense procedures and are administered intravenously.
If you’re concerned about visiting the dentist for any reason, you’ll be more likely to face tooth decay, gum disease, and premature tooth loss. If you’d like to learn more about dental sedation, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Golden Laser Dental by calling 313-371-9880. Dr. [doctor_ name] and our entire team looks forward to hearing from you.