Everyone experiences fear at some point in their lives. Some fears are completely reasonable to avoid for safety purposes. But there are certain fears that, when avoided, lead to a decreased quality of life and can even threaten your health. So you’re presented with a choice: live with fear or take control and search for a solution. For people with dental phobias, sedation dentistry is your solution!
It’s estimated that 75 million people in the United States live with some degree of dental anxiety. Some had unfortunate experiences in their past while others simply steer clear of the dentist’s chair. Regardless of the reason, far too many people have stopped seeking routine dental care, even when faced with pain and decay.
Sedation dentistry gives patients peace-of-mind when visiting the dentist. At the Offices of Dr. Bruce Silva, we provide a relaxing, safe, and stress-free experience for our patients who require a level of sedation to help ease their dental anxiety.
The sedation comes from the use of commonly prescribed medications to help patients relax during dental procedures. These medications leave the patient alert, yet totally relaxed and unaware of the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office.
Here’s how it works: After a thorough evaluation, your dentist will determine the type and strength of sedation necessary based your need and well being. At Austin Premier Dental, we administer both minimal and moderate levels of sedation through the use of anti-anxiety medications and nitrous oxide. Regardless of which type of sedation you receive, you’ll typically still need a local anesthetic to numb the site where the dentist is working.
At Austin Premier Dental, you can rest easy. We are specially trained and experienced in providing sedation evaluation, preparation, and monitoring for all patients who qualify.
Over two million patients in the U.S. have overcome their fears with sedation dentistry and have had glowing things to say about it. Will you be next? Give us a call to schedule your consultation.
(Source: Sedation Care & WebMD)