The Benefits of Dental Sedation for the Anxious Patient

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The mere thought of visiting the dentist can cause many people to feel overwhelming anxiety and fear. Thanks to I.V. dental sedation, dental visits do not have to be a cause for anxiety. Before sedation, a properly trained dentist will thoroughly explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you are a good candidate for dental sedation, you’ll find it can do wonders for your oral health. Read on to learn the benefits of dental sedation for anxious patients:

Quick, Painless Procedures 
Many people avoid going to the dentist because they are afraid that procedures will take too long and cause pain the entire time. Because I.V. sedatives create temporary amnesia, you’ll feel as if your procedure is completed in a matter of minutes. Not only does this lessen your anxiety, but it can also result in fewer trips to the dentist, as he can get more done in one session. For instance, cosmetic procedures such as complete smile makeovers can be accomplished in only a few visits.  Afterwards, you’ll likely have little to no memory of the procedure, which helps to break the cycle of dental fear.

Improved Oral Health 
People who do not go to the dentist because they are anxious are more likely to have severe oral health problems such as cavities, gingivitis, and even tooth loss. Instead of letting oral health issues escalate until you have no choice but tooth extraction, I.V. dental sedation can help you improve your oral health. If an individual is not fearful of the dentist and remembers very little from the procedure, he is more likely to return and get the continuing oral care he needs.

If you have questions about whether dental sedation is right for you, call the professionals of Oak Creek Dental Care in Columbus at (614) 882-5525. All three of our doctors offer I.V. dental sedation and use state-of-the-art technology to maintain your healthy smile. Visit our website to learn more about our services.

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