Dental Visit Anxiety?Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 6:07 pm
There are a lot of people who avoid needed dental care because of their anxiety. Because preventive care is avoided, we usually only see these patients when they are experiencing a dental emergency and there are usually several problems that need care.
The good news – because of sedation dentistry patients who feel anxious or fearful can have the treatment they need and in many cases we can complete most, if not all, of the treatment in just one visit. Even more wonderful, the patient is completely relaxed. This technology allows us to treat patients that would otherwise avoid dental care and we all know that good oral health translates to better overall health.
Patients who have mild anxiety may find relief using nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, creates a sensation of relaxation during treatment. The patient is awake but relaxed and the effects of nitrous oxide leave the body quickly.
For those with more extreme levels of fear we have other options including IV sedation. This is also called Deep Conscious Sedation and is usually used by dentists with specialized training and special certification. The medications are administered directly into the blood stream and the patient is unaware of the procedures being performed.
Why wait until you are experiencing oral pain? Get the care you need now and prevent small problems from becoming larger. Contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-886-9469 to schedule your consultation.
Category: sedation dentistry