Posted on 9/15/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
The most common reason that people do not go to the dentist for regular checkups or when they are in pain is because they are afraid.
Some people may give in if the pain overwhelms them, but there are plenty of people who ignore the idea of going to the dentist out of their fears. One way to overcome the fear is though the practice of sedation dentistry. This practice helps people in a variety of ways.
What is It? When people think of sedation, they assume it means some type of medicine that puts them to sleep while they undergo a medical procedure. Sedation dentistry involves more than that. It starts with the setting in the office. The design of the office has a calming effect when you enter it. The staff have training to help keep people calm as they prepare for their appointment.
The sedation used can come in many forms. It can range from a light sedation to a very heavy sedation depending on the needs of the patient. The most common form of sedation is a gas that allows the patient to relax. Other forms of sedation include iv sedation that puts people into a deeper sleep.
How it Helps The final part of sedation allows the patient to get the dental treatment they need without even realizing what is happening. It helps remove the pain and anxiety that go with the sights and sounds of a treatment.
What allows sedation dentistry to help overcome the fears is the total package.
From the time the patient makes the appointment to when they get into the office to when they enter the chair and then when they leave, everything done is meant to put a person at ease. The calming effect of the office and the staff help a person get past their fears and get the treatment they need.
For more information about how sedation can help you and what we can do to take away the fears of the dental office. Contact the professionals at our office today.