Uh oh it’s time to go to the dentist again. You’re dreading your appointment. You just don’t like going, plain and simple. You should know that you are not alone. There are about 30-40 million Americans that feel the same anxiety you feel when it’s time to visit the dentist. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. You shouldn’t have this anxiety while doing something good for you. That’s why we have a solution: dental sedation.
So what exactly does dental sedation involve? At Bonaventure Dental, we can prescribe a gentle medication for you to take before your appointment with us. Just make sure that when you take the medication before your appointment, you have someone drive you to our office. The medication helps you relax so you can stay completely comfortable throughout your procedure.
If you suffer anxiety because of the dentist, dental sedation can have many benefits. First, the gentle medication will help you relax and actually enjoy your visit to the dentist. You won’t be worried or anxious about the procedure being done, and you’ll be able to face your fears of the dentist once and for all.
Another benefit is that you’ll maintain good oral health. By taking the medication, and visiting your dentist regularly, you won’t have to worry about tooth decay or tooth loss, hurting your self-esteem, personal life and professional career. You won’t feel the need to ignore your mouth, or any problems that might arise.
Just think about it. Just by going to the dentist for an hour every six months, you’ll actually keep yourself out of the dentist chair because you’ll get preventative care for your teeth. With routine cleanings and checkups, you’ll lessen your chances of needing more complex dental procedures like fillings or bridges.
Doesn’t dental sedation sound worth it? Your teeth think so, and so do we. There are so many benefits of facing your fears and going to your dental appointment, but not going can lead to so many issues that will force you into the dentists’ chair more often.
Taking care of your mouth is important. Not going to the dentist is linked to lower life expectancy and even some life-threatening conditions. So that’s why we do everything we can to help make your dental experience a positive one. Don’t let anything stop you from taking care of your beautiful smile, contact your dentist and see what options are available to ease your dental anxiety.