May 23, 2018
Unfortunately, what you need isn’t always what you want. This is true for many people when it comes to handling their healthcare—especially dentistry. If you have dental fear, you can be confident that your dentist is ready and able to help patients overcome their dental anxiety by offering sedation dentistry in Colchester for two main reasons:
- To help them get the dental care their smile really needs to stay in great shape for years to come.
- To help them overcome their dental fear with more uplifting dental experiences that promote more consistent smile care.
Continue reading more to get more information about how sedation dentistry can change a patient’s whole perspective on dentistry and their overall health right here, in this week’s blog post.
Fear Shouldn’t Determine Your Smile’s Fate
Neglecting your smile should never happen—but it definitely shouldn’t root from fear and anxiety. This only can cause your smile more damage than help. However, it’s understandable that there are many factors that can contribute to the overall idea of dental fear and anxiety, like:
- Negative experiences that may have taken place in the past.
- Sitting in the dental chair for extended periods of time can cause anxiety and claustrophobia.
- Past painful experiences from family members can also leave patients paralyzed in fear.
No matter the reason for your anxiety of fear of the dentist, trusting your dental team to explore options that can help you is the safest way to care for your smile in a comfortable way.
Which Type of Sedation is Best for Me?
Are you ready to overcome your fear to keep your healthy teeth in great condition for a lifetime? Your dentist in Colchester has three different options for you to explore for the ultimate relaxed dental experience.
Nitrous oxide is the lightest form of sedation available in the office. It’s also known as laughing gas, helping patients to shed their minor fears and anxiety by making them feel giggly during their appointment.
Oral conscious sedation is a mild form of sedation dentistry that allows most patients to relax so much that they can drift off into a gentle sleep while receiving their dental work. By the time your appointment is over, you’ll not only have cleaner, brighter teeth but most patients report hardly even recall most of their visit.
IV sedation is a heavier sedation option that requires the help of a local anesthesiologist to put you into a deep sleep. You’ll be administered the sedative by IV, which requires your appointment to either be present in the hospital or to have the anesthesiologist present so that your appointment can take place safely.
When was your last local dental visit? If it’s been longer than 6 months than it’s time to explore why you haven’t got the dental care you need. Your dentist is here to help you, not hurt you!
About Our Office
Here at Luscio Dental, our entire office works together to make sure every patient receives the care they need. Our office team would be happy to answer your questions about sedation while your actual dentist can explore your different sedation options and during a quick phone call!
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