Many people develop worries about dentistry because of negative experiences in their life. Fortunately, there’s a clear solution to dental worries: Sedation Dentistry. Using this simple, inexpensive method, you can enjoy pain free dentistry.
During oral conscious sedation, you’re provided with a sedative via a pill in addition to the traditional numbing ‘local’ anesthesia used at the dentist. This turns the procedure into an experience truly free of anxiety.
According to research by Gallup, only about 65% of Americans go to the dentist each year. There are many reasons why people might avoid making a dental appointment, but anxiety about possible discomfort is a major factor. Experts estimate about 40 million Americans suffer from dental anxiety.
Sedation Dentistry is Safe, Easy and Beneficial
With sedation dentistry, everything from a routine cleaning to filling a cavity can be easier for everyone involved. In a conventional procedure, the dentist must be attentive to the mood of the patient and may have to pause or change methods if upset occurs. Since patients will not shift or become anxious, sedation dentistry allows procedures to be performed in less time.
Millions of people have undergone sedation safely in many different medical settings. It only takes a few minutes for anesthesia to take hold and guide you into a restful state. This provides you with a pain free, calm state. Most people will find they don’t even remember being at the dentist.
There are no unusual risks associated with using sedation dentistry once or more than once—each time you recover within an hour of completion of the procedure. You don’t need to live with worries about the dentist, or about dental health conditions that might be going untreated.