A large number of adults and children tend to avoid dental visits because of dental anxiety and fear of treatment. However, not keeping up with regular dental visits can do more harm than good and this can result in poor oral health. Delaying dental appointments can also cause more complications and greater problems in the end.
If the only thing that’s keeping you from going to your dentist for your dental treatments is the fear of pain and discomfort, then that’s not something you should worry about anymore. Sedation dentistry from the office of Proscia Dental in Bonita Springs FL is the solution you are looking for.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation is the process of making a person feel relaxed and calm during a dental procedure using sedatives. When a person is under sedation, he or she does not feel any pain and is still conscious and able to respond to verbal cues. The only time when a person is completely unconscious is when general anesthesia is administered.
Sedation dentistry has gained popularity because of the benefits it can bring to many patients. Here’s how sedation dentistry can help you:
- It can help you overcome fear and anxiety so that you will no longer have to delay your appointments and delay the treatments that your teeth deserve. The longer you delay the procedures you need, the bigger the problem could be in the end.
- Sedation can eliminate pain and discomfort, and this is especially helpful to those people who have low pain tolerance.
- Sedation can help you cut your appointments to just a fewer visits because you can get things done right away because of the absence of pain.
We offer the following types of sedation at our Bonita Springs FL dentistry practice:
- Oral sedation: This is administered in the form of a small pill taken orally before to the procedure. The sedation effects are mild to moderate and will wear off soon after the treatment is over.
- Local Anesthesia: this is used to numb the area of the mouth which is being treated to eliminate pain during the procedure. The effect wears off some time after the procedure is over and pain killers may have to be taken to avoid post-op pain.
If you are one of those many people who need treatment for the improvement of your oral health but feel scared about it, allow us here at Proscia Dental to help you. Give our practice a call at (239) 494-4574 to schedule your appointment.