Countless people fail to get the dental care they need because of fear or anxiety about the treatment process. Some people are worried about the pain they might experience, while others are just uncomfortable with the dentist doing work in their mouth. Whatever the case, if you resist calling for an appointment because you are stressed about what that appointment will include, your oral health is going to suffer.
Fortunately, you don’t have to accept this reality and deal with dental issues for the rest of your life. Instead, you can contact My Rivertown Dentist to ask about our sedation dentistry options. With sedation dentistry, patients are made more comfortable in the chair, so the work can be done properly and with very little anxiety along the way.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the practice of using techniques that are designed to relax the patient during the treatment process. For people who are anxious about going through dental care, sedation dentistry is often recommended as a way to alleviate their stress while still being able to provide the services they need to achieve improved oral health.
At My Rivertown Dentist, we offer a couple of different approaches to sedation dentistry. For mild sedation, nitrous oxide is used, which will help to relax the patient without any lasting effects. Patients who need to be further relaxed to come in for their appointment may opt for an oral sedative that they can take prior to arriving at our office.
The Benefits Start Early
There is certainly a notable benefit to sedation dentistry when the actual appointment arrives and you sit down in the chair to receive treatment. But that’s only part of the story. By knowing that you will have the benefit of sedation during your visit, you can enjoy being more relaxed in the days and weeks leading up to your appointment. For many people, it is the anxiety of waiting that is the worst part, so you’ll be able to take a big deep breath by knowing that sedation techniques will be available to take the edge off and help you get through the visit with minimal stress.
Another advantage of sedation dentistry can be seen in the way the dentist is able to work during your appointment. People who are anxious about treatment will sometimes struggle to hold still and allow the dentist to work uninterrupted. Thanks to sedation, that issue can be solved and the work can be done without any problems. In the end, that leads to better outcomes for the patient while appointments may not need to take as long to complete.
My Rivertown Dentist is proud to offer sedation dentistry as a way to make our patients more comfortable and relaxed as they are treated. We don’t want you to be anxious or stressed over the care you need – rather, we want the experience to be comfortable from start to finish. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or to learn more about this and our many other services.