Does the thought of having a dental exam make your entire body tense with fear? Would you rather endure the agony of tooth pain than step foot into a dental office? A lot of people are so afraid of going to the dentist that they prefer not to have any treatment done at all.
For people who avoid going to the dentist like the flu, sedation dentistry may take away some of their anxiety and fear. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple teeth cleaning. How it’s used depends on the severity of the phobia.
Here are some common reasons why sedation dentistry might be an option:
- Have anxiety when thinking about pain
- Have trouble sitting through lengthy procedures
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Are sensitive to the sights, smells and sounds in the dental office