If you have a dental phobia or severe anxiety, sedation may be the only way you can receive effective dental care. Seeing the dentist is vital to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, so if you are afraid of treatment, visit our Thunder Bay office for a practical solution.
Don’t let fear keep you from maintaining optimal oral health, call us today for sedation dentistry information.
Sedation dentistry helps you relax so that you have little to no memory of the actual procedure. A positive dental experience will keep your teeth healthy and hopefully allow you to schedule appointments in the future. Sedation dentistry can help with:
- General fear of dental work
- Fear of extractions
- Gag problems
- Fear of pain
- Nervousness and anxiety
- Discomfort from the sounds and smells of a dental office
Certain procedures, such as impacted teeth, may require IV sedation whereas oral medication will take care of a crown or filling. We want you to have a positive visit and a safe return home. Because sedation can create drowsiness for several hours after the work is complete, our staff requires that there is someone present to drive you home.
You Owe it to Your Health
While an attractive smile is an important reason that people take care of their teeth, your oral health can also significantly impact your overall well-being. Several systemic illnesses are related to or caused by poor oral hygiene. No amount of anxiety or fear should prevent you from making and keeping your routine dental appointments.
Special Needs Patients
Children and adults with disabilities also often require sedation to receive dental care. If you are a caregiver for a special needs child or adult, knowing about their dentist’s sedation services can help you in planning visits. Be sure to discuss any other issues that may trigger an adverse response with the dentist to assist them in caring for your loved one.