Does the thought of having to go to the dentist make you grind your teeth with fear?
Would you rather endure the agonizing pain of a toothache than lay back in a dentist’s chair? If this sounds like you, you need to know that you’re not alone. A lot of people are so phobic about going to the dentist that they prefer not to have any treatment at all, which only makes their problems worse!
For people who avoid dentists like the plague, sedation dentistry may take away some of their anxiety. There are many forms of administering the sedation and it can be used for everything from an invasive procedure to a simple teeth cleaning or exam. How it’s used depends on the severity of the fear and the intensity of the procedure.
Sedation is highly recommended and most appropriate for people who have a real fear or experience anxiety or a phobia that is preventing them from going to the dentist and getting the treatment that they need.