Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety – a fear of the dentist so great, they avoid going to the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia may be the solution to this problem.
Avoiding something you don’t like seems sensible, at first. The problem is that it puts your dental health at risk. That’s not to downplay dental anxiety. It can be so strong that some are left panic-stricken.
Much of this anxiety is brought on by the fear of pain, or the fear of injections. Fear, certainly, is a natural human emotion. But it can exact a very high toll.
Premier Dental Esthetics offers its patients sedation dentistry as a solution to dental anxiety. We have three levels:
Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, has been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years. It is safe and effective, and will keep you totally relaxed.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative about an hour before your scheduled procedure. The medication used most often is Triazolam, a safe and quick-acting medication. It has virtually no side effects, but you’ll need a ride home.
IV Sedation is administered intravenously. It will definitely make you drowsy, and may even make you sleep. Once your procedure is over, you’ll need someone to drive you back home.
Please don’t dental anxiety keep you from receiving the quality dental care your teeth require. In addition to sedation dentistry, Premier Dental Esthetics practices family and cosmetic dentistry, and provides emergency dental care.