Even if you don’t experience dental anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the safest, most comfortable way for you to get dental work (including dental crowns and bridges). In this post, we give you five reasons why you might want to explore comfort dentistry at your next appointment.
Sedation Dentistry Soothes Even Extreme Dentophobia
Did you know that almost 15% of the population reports feeling extreme fear of the dentist? If you’re one of these people, then dental anxiety may be keeping you from visiting a dentist, even if you really need to.
With sedation dentistry in Fairfield, CT, you no longer have to fear dentists or dental work.
Our team can work with your primary care physician to prescribe nerve-soothing medications for you. Simply take these medications approximately 30 minutes before your appointment to feel more at ease and ready for treatment as soon as you walk in our door.
We can further increase your relaxation with nitrous oxide sedation (also called laughing gas).
It Is Ideal for a Sensitive Gag Reflex
Many patients have a uniquely sensitive gag reflex. This is completely normal, but it can make dental work much more difficult for these patients.
If you have a sensitive gag reflex, then sedation dentistry may be right for you. The sedation dulls sensitive reflexes, allowing patients to comfortably get the dental care they need.
Dental Work Is Faster with Sedation…
Dentists must respect their patients’ boundaries. This means that if a patient requests a break, then the dentist must stop what they are doing.
Dentists never mind letting patients take breaks. But, it can draw out dental work, which doesn’t exactly help dental anxiety. So, if you want to get in and out of the dentist’s chair faster, then comfort dentistry may be worth exploring.
…And Safer, Too!
Not only is dental work faster with sedation, but it is also safer. A sedated patient has relaxed muscles, slower reflexes, and dulled pain receptors. This means that dentists can perform treatments with fewer distractions and complications.
And, when there are fewer complications during treatment, there tend to be fewer complications during the recovery process, too.
You May Not Remember Anything
Depending on which nerve-soothing solution you choose, you may not remember anything about your dental appointment after you leave. This is completely normal and temporary, and it may be especially helpful for patients who have had bad experiences in the past.
Sedation Dentistry in Fairfield, Connecticut
Sedation dentistry with Dr. Horblitt is a great way to overcome your fears. To get the comfortable dental care that you deserve, contact our team here, or call (203) 335-1011 for more information and scheduling.