Sedation DentistryAn Overview
West Ashley Family Dentistry offers sedation dentistry for patients who suffer from a fear of the dentist or dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is a condition that prevents people from getting the care they need and is one of the leading factors in poor oral health among adults today.
We have learned about many reasons why people suffer from this type of anxiety. A few of these reasons include:
- Fear of pain
- Fear of injections, needles, or sharp objects
- Fear or generalized anxiety in a medical setting
- Fear of loud noise, often associated with a dental drill
Sedation dentistry can also be the solution for patients who dislike the loss of control during the appointment, who are embarrassed, or who have a strong gag reflex.
Our dentists often hear stories about events that happened to the patient as a child at a dentist appointment that has scarred them for life. Where ever the fear, anxiety, or other issue stems from, it is important to seek help from our general dentists so you can gain and maintain optimal oral health.
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
People who have avoided the dentist for years now have the ability to get their oral health back on track. Contrary to what many people think, dental anxiety is manageable, especially at West Ashley Family Dentistry in Charleston. Our dentist office is a judgment-free zone and we will work with any patient to help them receive the care they need.
Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help patients receive dental care. It allows us to give our patients the dental care they need without fear or anxiety. More procedures can be performed in a single visit, saving the patient time and money. More benefits include:
- Enhances the effectiveness of local anesthetic
- Decreases gag reflex
- Alleviates anxiety
- Eliminates joint and muscle soreness
- More treatments can be performed in a few visits
- Faster treatment time
- You won’t suffer from agonizing memories