Remain Calm With Our Sedation Dentistry
Anxiety causes many people to avoid or delay their visit to the dentist until bigger problems such as pain and infection occur. People fail to realise that their teeth and gums are connected with other parts of the body, and issues in the mouth can have a negative long term impact on their general health. Some of the serious medical conditions that are linked to poor dental health include diabetes and heart disease as bacteria can enter the body through infected gums or other untreated dental diseases.
Sedation Dentistry is used to help make you comfortable, and take the fear out of going to the dentist. Many patients reach a near sleep-like status under sedation. Some say that they don’t remember much of their visit at all. The best part, however, is that many patients feel good about having their dental work done because the fear is gone.
Sedation dentistry allows you to be sedated just enough to be pain free and unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. That is why it is normally referred to as conscious sedation dentistry. So if you have sensitive teeth, a fear of dentists, have a bad gag reflex, hate needles, or have limited time to spend on dental care at the dentist, Sedation during dentistry procedures can help you.
Whatever the case may be, sedation by your dentists can help you be more anxiety-free during your dentistry treatment. Your dentist’s ultimate goal is to make your visit to the dentist a relaxing and enjoyable one. Since you are completely comfortable, relaxed, and pain free your sedation dentist can do years of dental treatments in one or two dental visits.
Form Of Sedation We Offer at Chinook Mall Family Dental Clinic
Our sedation dentistry method does not involve an injection of any kind. Our sedation is achieved orally in pill format, so it is easy and painless. This type of dentistry uses medication to aid patients in relaxation at their dental appointments. In most cases, the medication is a tiny blue pill that you take prior to your appointment with the dentist. The pill allows for moderate sedation, meaning you wake up feeling refreshed after your procedure with a beautiful and healthy smile.
Benefits Vs. Risks
Sedation Dentistry has great number of benefits patients can enjoy. Not only can you rest while getting the dental treatment you need, but you can also save time by having extensive procedures done in one appointment. And, did we mention you wake up feeling refreshed AND with a healthy smile?
Since there are inherent risks with anesthesia, those who have certain medical conditions (sleep apnea, obesity, etc.) should talk to their doctor first before undergoing procedures with Sedation Dentistry.
Don’t let a phobia of the dentist stop you from receiving the treatment you need. Whether it’s a health or a cosmetic problem, your oral health and smile are important to all aspects of your life. Don’t let minor decay turn into a huge problem or a chipped tooth mar your smile because of a fear. Instead, visit Chinook Mall Family Dental Clinic and let our team tell you more about Sedation Dentistry.