Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety. The mere thought of going to the dentist for a cleaning and checkup sets their hearts racing. If you’re one of them, know that Dental Care Today in Fishers always has your comfort and best interests in mind, and will work with you.
Some people are so anxious about seeing the dentist that they seldom, if ever, see the dentist. We understand that your anxiety is genuine, but skipping the dentist is a mistake. Common reasons for anxiety, and even phobia, include the fear of pain, the fear of novocaine injections, and concerns about the side effects of anesthesia.
Knowledge is power, so a good first step for anyone with dental anxiety is to talk to us about your concerns. Understanding what is involved in any procedure can go a long way to alleviating them.
For some, that isn’t enough. In that case, we provide sedation dentistry. That’s usually enough to get anyone through their appointment.
At Dental Care Today, we have three different levels: laughing gas, or laughing gas, which has been used in dentistry for more than a century. Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative before your appointment. And IV sedation is administered intravenously. It won’t make you sleep, but will put you in a deeply relaxed state.
Laughing gas works quickly and wears off quickly. For oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, you’ll need a ride home afterward.
The health of your teeth and gums are vital to your overall health, so it is essential to have a cleaning and checkup every six months. If you’re coping with dental anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the answer you’ve been looking for.