It’s normal to have some fear or anxiety when it comes to dental visits. However, there are some people who have such a strong fear, that it keeps them from getting basic check-ups. At Cabrillo Family Dentistry, we understand your fear. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry! How can you or someone you love benefit from sedation dentistry?
There are many people with such a strong fear of the dentist that they avoid treatment for years. The lack of a basic oral care can often result in infections or tooth decay. Sedation dentistry allows the patient to relax and forget their fear. The patient’s vital signs are monitored throughout the process. While the patient is not completely unconscious, many patients feel completely relaxed through the entire procedure. Often, this will result in slight amnesia. For many, amnesia is an added benefit and makes it easier to return for a follow-up appointment.
When patients are sedated, they no longer have to worry about feeling pain. The anxiety they feel is relieved and patients will be more relaxed before their appointment. There are many dental procedures that are time consuming and can last even longer when a patient is nervous or anxious. Sedation dentistry allows the dentist to do more work in less time. Additionally, this means the need for numerous appointments is no longer necessary.
Many people think sedated dental visits are expensive. While the up-front cost may be more than a regular visit, there is a benefit. Since the dentist is able to complete more of the treatment and there isn’t a need for multiple visits, patients actually end up saving money.
With sedation dentistry, there is little need to cancel or avoid your appointment due to fear or anxiety. However, it is not for everyone. Meet with the staff at Cabrillo Family Dental Care to see if you are a good candidate.