If you experience fear or anxiety when thinking about your next visit to the dentist, you are not alone – fear of the dentist is a very common phobia for many people. Whether they are nervous about a specific treatment or have bad memories associated with a prior trip to the dentist, the resulting anxiety often can cause patients to put off procedures they need, causing them to become a much more serious problem later on. Fortunately, Lake Hill Dental Care offers sedation dentistry options to help calm patients with dental anxiety and help them feel comfortable during their visit.
Anxiety Relief – Oftentimes, fear of the dentist stems from an unpleasant experience in the past, and that fear can gradually grow with each additional dental visit. When patients are sedated for their procedure, they experience little to no memory of the procedure itself, so there no additional build-up of the phobia. The knowledge that sedation dentistry is an option helps to ease patient’s worries regarding experiencing pain or unpleasant sensations during the procedure and can potentially help improve how they feel about following visits.
Patient Cooperation – 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 and sensitivity to pain is reduced and the dentist is able to perform the procedure correctly. In some events, treatments that may have required multiple visits can all be completed while the patient is under sedation as they are able to remain calm for a longer period time.
Avoiding Traumatization – For those who have a fear of pain or uncertainty about their procedure, the sights, sounds, and even the smells of the dental tools can be traumatic. Once under sedation, patients are largely unaware of the things that may trigger them. In this way, sedation dentistry allows our team to bring our patients peace of mind and give them a more positive experience.
Saves Time & Money – If a patient is uncooperative during their appointment or experiences a high level of sensitivity that make it difficult to complete the procedure, it could cause treatment to take longer than necessary or challenging to complete in one sitting. When under sedation, patients are fully relaxed and unaware of elements that may trigger their anxiety. This allows our team to work more effectively and reduce the need for further appointments, saving our patients time and money.
To learn more about the sedation techniques offered at Lake Hill Dental Care or to schedule an appointment for a procedure, please contact our office 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, NY and the surrounding communities.