How Can Sedation Dentistry Help Your Dental Anxiety?

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Naturally, there may be things you can do to protect your teeth, such as brushing and flossing your teeth. Similarly, you may know that you should schedule an appointment with our team at least once every six months for a routine cleaning. These appointments are actually very important because they’ll give our team chance to identify issues before they become too serious. If you don’t address these problems, they’ll become more serious. Still, while visiting your dentist is important, it can be difficult if you have anxiety. Fortunately, sedation dentistry could help.
Of course, our team could do a number of things to keep you comfortable even if sedation isn’t the best option for you—but we can also use sedation dentistry during virtually any treatment.
Of course, different sedations could be useful for different circumstances. For instance, some sedation options are stronger than others, so our team will consider every option available to you and then make a suggestion. If you have a mild case of severity, we could offer you a pill to take the night before your appointment. You may also need to take a second pill the morning of your appointment. This oral sedation will help you relax without putting you to sleep. Another common type of sedation is nitrous oxide, which you may know as laughing gas. Again, these sedatives will leave you drowsy but probably won’t put you to sleep. Stronger sedation is another option we may also suggest if you have extreme anxiety or if you need more intensive treatments.
If you’d like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or have questions about these types of sedation, please don’t hesitate to give Advantage Dentists a call at 281-829-5000. We’ll gladly address any of your concerns and help you decide how to keep your teeth healthy, while keeping your comfortable. Dr. Sula Umansky and our team are excited to hear from you!