SOLUTIONS FOR OVERCOMING DENTAL FEAR

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Sedation Dentistry – Staying Calm at the Dental Office

Does the idea of going to the dentist’s office make your skin crawl and your heart race? If so, you’re not unusual. Many people experience dental fears and anxieties. Going to the dentist can be a vulnerable act and can be frightening. However, at Yerba Buena Dentistry, we provide something called sedation dentistry to help create a more welcoming and relaxing environment for those who fear dental treatment.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentists provide different kinds and levels of sedation for their patients that fear discomfort and pain or who fear the whole idea of visiting a dental office. This is a way to make sure that even those who experience anxiety can care for their oral health and prioritize their dental care.

What Types of Sedation Are There?

There are many different sorts of sedation. Some of the most common include laughing gas (nitrous oxide), intravenous sedation (IV sedation), oral sedation and general anesthesia. The form of sedation you choose will likely depend on the type of dental procedure you need as well as if you’d like conscious sedation, moderate sedation, or just a little local anesthetic. Sedative drugs help with possible pain or discomfort as well as overall anxiety.

How Will I Know Which Type is Right For Me?

The best way to determine which type of sedation would be best for you, meet with your dentist and discuss your dental needs and fears. Depending on the type of care you need and the amount of fear you carry with you, your dentist can provide the best options for you and you can ultimately decide what would be the very best choice for you.

At Yerba Buena Dentistry, we care about your oral health and your whole dental experience. Give us a call and let’s chat about how we can help you care for your teeth fear free!

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