Dental phobia affects people for all sorts of different reasons.
But what most fearful patients do have in common is when their dental phobia began, not why.
That’s because for many dental anxiety sufferers, their fears started very early in life, often because of a painful or traumatic dentist appointment in childhood.
No matter how much time passes after that kind of experience, the memories can stay with you for long time and stand in the way of the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.
The solution can often be found with dental sedation.
We offer three types of sedation at Advanced Dental Associates:
Each is designed to make you feel calm, relaxed, and comfortable so you can get the dental treatment you need to restore your oral health. Our highly-trained team can help you determine which is most suitable for you.
3 Benefits Of Dental Sedation You Didn’t Know About
You already know the purpose of a sedative.
It helps ease your mind, calm your nerves, and induce relaxation.
But beyond that, what other ways can you benefit from sedation at the dentist office?
Here are three that you probably didn’t know about!
*Benefit #1 – You Can Minimize Dental Visits & Costly Treatments*
Dental sedation can accomplish two things upfront:
- You can feel relaxed enough to combine multiple restorative treatments into one appointment to get your oral health back on track.
- You can then maintain your healthy smile more easily so you can treat dental problems early before they worsen and require more complicated, costly treatment.
These are pretty significant benefits of dental sedation because it’s always nice when you’re able to save time and money!
*Benefit #2 – It Quiets All Your Usual Sensitivities*
Some patients are surprised to discover that dental sedation isn’t just something we reserve to relax your mind. It’s an effective way to relax your body, too.
What that means is that as the sedative takes effect, you’ll have no choice but to let it relax your muscles and bodily tension as you ease into the comfortable dental chair for treatment.
Any sensitivities you have to pain, to the discomfort of having your mouth open for a long period of time, or to your gag reflex, can all be quieted thanks to the safe, yet powerful, sedation method we administer.
*Benefit #3 – You’ll Feel Confident About Dental Care*
If up until now, even a simple routine checkup is too anxiety-inducing for you, then it’s a pretty safe bet that you won’t be thinking about improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry any time soon!
But that’s another beautiful benefit of dental sedation you may not have considered.
To keep up with your dental cleanings and exams, you need more confidence.
To get the treatment you need to restore your oral health, you need more confidence.
And to pursue the attractive smile you’ve always wanted, you need more confidence.
That’s what you can build with every successful visit to the dentist office where you’ve relied on sedation to get you through it. Over time, you’ll start to build more and more courage until you finally overcome your dental anxiety.
Then, you can use that newfound confidence to try cosmetic dentistry, which on its own can be a huge boost to your self-esteem.
Using dental sedation to guide you to a healthier, more beautiful smile can have long-term residual effects on your confidence overall.
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You may have already heard about sedation dentistry and, perhaps, even considered whether or not it was the answer to your problems with dental anxiety.
But maybe after learning about more, lesser-known benefits of this strategy for dental phobics, you just might be one step closer to making the decision to finally give it a try!
This can have a tremendous positive impact on your oral health, the appearance of your smile, and overall, your self-esteem and peace of mind.