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How Sedation Dentistry Helps Relax Patients with Dental Anxiety


Do you get nervous just hearing the word “dentist”? Patients who suffer from dental anxiety often have a hard time during their annual checkups and more severe dental procedures. Many aspects of the dental office can factor into their anxiety, but there is a solution. Your dental anxiety woes can go away with sedation dentistry.

Patients with dental anxiety can be sedated during dental treatment to calm their nerves and complete their procedure safely. Learn more about how sedation dentistry is the sure way to treating dental anxiety.

Sedation Dentistry: The Best Friend of Dental Anxiety Patients

Many people suffer from dental anxiety; even children suffer with it during their first couple visits. For those who are nervous about seeing a dentist, sedation dentistry is your best option to handle an office visit.

Types of sedation dentistry

People who are afraid of the dentist can worry less about a dental procedure with sedation dentistry, but what exactly happens? Dentists use medicine to relax their patients. Depending on the dental procedure, there are levels of sedation your dentist can use:

  • Minimal sedation: This will relax you while still being awake.
  • Moderate sedation: You may also hear this being referred to as conscious sedation. You may slur your words and have little memory of the procedure.
  • Deep sedation: While being on edge of consciousness, you will still be awake during the procedure.

During your dental procedures, your dental anxiety will fly away as you are between consciousness and being awake.

Do I need sedation dentistry?

To determine if relaxation dentistry is right for you, answer the following questions:

  • Do you have a low pain threshold?
  • Are your teeth sensitive?
  • Do you have a hard time sitting still in a dentist’s chair?

If you have answered yes to at least one of these questions, you possibly suffer from dental anxiety. For your next dental procedure, ask your dentist about your options for sedation and a more relaxed dental experience.

Sedation Dentistry to Calm Your Dental Anxiety

At Cabrillo Family Dental Care, we offer sedation dentistry for those who need a little help relaxing during dental treatment. We strive to make our patients feel worry-free and comfortable. Schedule an appointment with us today!