- October 1, 2019
Dental Sedation Could Reduce Your Dental Fear
Some people find it too scary.
Some people feel anxious just driving by one.
At this time of year, you might think we are talking about a haunted house, but many people feel that way year-round when it comes to the dentist office.
In the United States, fear of the dentist if more common than many people realize. Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 7 people avoid dental visit for this reason.
At Brandon Family Dental, we’ve been helping people in and around Ortonville, MI face their fears for years. With our caring team and a little sedation dentistry, you too can come back to the dentist.
Call 248-469-0218 to learn more about our approach to patient care.
Take It Easy
You oral health is an integral part of your overall health. You also know that routine oral care can prevent small issues like cavities and gum infections from turning into big problems.
But you already know these things. Dental anxiety isn’t something that you can overcome with logic alone. It’s a feeling that may be rooted in something that happened years ago. Maybe you have a bad or painful experience at another dentist office. Maybe you saw a movie that portrayed a dentist as a villain. Maybe you just heard about someone else’s dental issue and that has stuck in your mind.
Whatever the reason, we want you to know that it’s OK. Your feelings are your feelings. They won’t change overnight or in a single dental visit. With a little support and a team of caring professionals, dental care can become easier to handle.
Many patients find our comfort options are just what they need to get back in a dental chair. Something as simple as a pillow and blanket to feel cozy is perfect for some patients. Other people prefer the distraction of our movie glasses, so they can focus on something else while their dental care is happening.
Sedation is a step up from those comfort options, but it has allowed many people to get the care they need and deserve.
Stay Calm & Keep Your Smile
Dental sedation has been around for more than 150 years in some form or fashion. As our knowledge of this service has improved, so have the benefits of receiving it. With sedation, you can:
* Block pain
* Prevent gagging
* Stay relaxed
* Calmly sit through a cleaning or other care
All of these are common concerns for many people who have told us that they were afraid of the dentist. We say were because a lot of those same patients have returned to our office and become regular visitors.
By getting to know us and what to expect, they have become more comfortable coming to us for routine general dentistry.
Take It One Step At A Time
Like we noted above, you aren’t going to overcome dental anxiety overnight. Sedation dentistry can help you take the first steps. This can allow you to re-establish your oral health for many years to come.