Dental anxiety is an intense fear of undergoing dental treatment. This fear can stem from a number of causes, including a bad experience at the dentist's office in the past. Dental anxiety keeps patients from receiving the dental treatment they need to maintain good oral health. If you have dental anxiety, don't worry; you can benefit from sedation dentistry.
Patients are often nervous and apprehensive at the thought of going to the dentist, which often results in postponing their appointments or avoiding them altogether. Thankfully, there are great ways to overcome dental anxiety so you can receive the dental care you need for a beautiful and healthy smile. One option to consider is the use of sedation dentistry to help you feel completely relaxed and at ease.
Sedation dentistry refers to the administration of medication to help patients relax while receiving dental treatments. There are various types of sedation available depending on your needs and preferences. Here are the major sedation dentistry procedures:
If you are interested in finding out more about sedation, contact your dentist today to schedule a consultation. He or she will take the time to review your medical history and determine if you are a good candidate for sedation. Then, he or she will provide you with additional information about the different types of sedation available to you and help you decide whether this is the best option for your unique needs.
Call Dr. Ronald F. Jacob, DMD, at (386) 445-6111 if you wish to learn more about ways to maintain good oral health. We are located at 17 Old King's Road N, Palm Coast, FL 32137. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, give our dental office a call. We’re happy to answer them. Happy holidays!