Thursday, October 29, 2009

Are you a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Many people have some sort of anxiety about visiting the dentist. However, some people’s fears are so intense that sedation may be their only hope for getting the dental care they need to avoid serious dental issues, such as gum disease. Even the dreaded root canal can be completed comfortably and quickly.

While sedation dentistry is not for everyone, it may be the answer you've been seeking for yourself or a loved one. Sedation dentistry may be right for you if you exhibit any of the following:
  • Overwhelming Dental Anxiety
  • Consistently break appointments due to fear
  • Hate Shots or Needles
  • Have Very Sensitive Teeth
  • A Past Traumatic Dental Experience
  • Difficulty Getting Numb
  • Complex Dental Problems
  • Simply Don’t have the time to Complete Dental Work
  • Serious Gag Reflex
  • Hate Noises, Smells and Tastes Associated with Dental Care
  • Are Afraid & Embarrassed About Their Teeth
  • When you see someone with a gorgeous smile it make you envious
  • You want to put an END to your feelings of anxiety or fear about the dentist and finally get that Million Dollar Smile you have always wanted!

Who is NOT a candidate for sedation dentistry?

A Patient who has any type of medical condition should notify their dentist about the condition BEFORE a sedation dentistry procedure. In addition, they should provide the dentists with a detailed list of all medications they are currently taking, including anything over-the-counter or natural supplements.