You are not alone – the dentist is a very common phobia for many people. Fear of the dentist often leads to putting off procedures, causing them to become a much more serious problem later on. Fortunately, Lake Hill Dental Care offers sedation dentistry options to help our patients feel comfortable during their visit.
Anxiety Relief – Oftentimes, fear of the dentist stems from an unpleasant experience in the past, that gradually grows with each dental visit. When patients can be sedated for their procedure, there is little to no additional build-up of the phobia as there is no memory associated with it. The knowledge that sedation is an option helps to ease patient’s worries for the current procedure and can potentially help for the following visits.
Patient Co-operation – Patients who have a phobia of the dentist may be uncooperative during a procedure, which prevents them from receiving proper dental care. While under sedation, your gag reflex is reduced and the dentist is able to perform the procedure correctly. In some events, multiple procedures may be necessary and can all be completed while the patient is under sedation.
Avoiding Traumatization – Pain, uncertainty, and the smells and sounds of the dental tools can be traumatic to patients who are fearful. Sedation helps to keep patients relaxed and calm for hours, unaware of the things that may trigger them.
Saves Time & Money – If a patient is uncooperative during their appointment, it could cause the procedure to take longer than necessary to complete. Sometimes, it could take so long that the patient needs to come back to finish the procedure completely. Save yourself time and money by choosing sedation if you are undergoing a particularly scary procedure.
To learn more about the sedation techniques offered at Lake Hill Dental Care or to schedule an appointment for a procedure, please contact our offices today. We look forward to providing you with the care you need to achieve optimal dental health, free of fear or anxiety. Our sedation dentistry options are available to patients throughout Burnt Hills, Clifton Park, East Glenville, and the surrounding communities.