Defining Sedation Dentistry
Are you or a loved one terrified of visiting the dentist? If you’ve considered skipping an annual check-up due to fear, anxiety, or stress, you’re not alone.
According to the Faculty of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, more than every one in ten people has an innate fear of the dentist or dental instruments that prevent them from attending annual visits.
Sedation Dentistry is a simple, effective way to make your visit stress-free. However, it can be useful for numerous alternative reasons, including:
- Low pain tolerance
- Bad gag reflexes
- Receiving an extensive procedure
Why Choose Sedation?
When you choose sedation from our Southpark dental implant provider, Dr. Martin, you’re investing in the best patient-first dentistry in Charlotte, NC. He and his team will ensure that you feel safe and comfortable throughout your entire visit, and you’ll leave our office with a smile that you couldn’t get anywhere else.
Causes & Symptoms of Dental Anxiety
Dental fear or anxiety can arise for a variety of different reasons. While pain is the most common reason people fear the dentist, others include helplessness, embarrassment, and past traumatic experiences.
Dr. Martin recommends sedation so that patients with dental anxiety and phobia can get the essential dental care that they deserve. Signs that you may benefit from dental sedation include:
- Being tense before an appointment
- Feeling anxious, nervous as you’re waiting
- Seeing dental instruments makes you scared
- Trouble breathing or feeling panicked in the office
*If you have any concerns or fears, let us know so we can provide a solution, and you can get the dental care you need in a safe, care-free way.
ART Dentistry Sedation Options
Nothing should prevent you from getting the dental care you deserve. At ART Dentistry, we feature two types of dental sedation: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is excellent for anyone who suffers from a mild to moderate form of dental anxiety. This gas is a fast-acting, safe, and effective way to administer relief.
Laughing gas doesn’t cause drowsiness. Instead, it induces a dream-like state that allows you to remain calm throughout your procedure. Upon completion, Dr. Martin will supply you with oxygen, which restores your sensory function.
If you choose nitrous oxide, there’s a chance you may be able to drive yourself home following the procedure.
Oral Conscious Sedation
An hour before your scheduled appointment, you’ll take a small pill which will help you feel relaxed upon arrival. This form of sedation is ideal for anyone with moderate to severe anxiety.
While you’ll be awake for the procedure, you’ll feel calm and at peace. It’s common for patients to forget most of their visit.
Since this form of sedation is stronger than nitrous oxide, you will need someone to drive you home following your treatment.
Learn about Dental Sedation Today
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At ART Dentistry, we focus on creating personalized treatment solutions in a comfortable, friendly environment. Learn more about adding dental sedation to upcoming dental implant placement by scheduling a consultation with our Charlotte, NC dentist today!