Fear believe it or not is a common emotion felt by anyone. It is a natural response to something unfamiliar or something perceived as a threat. In dentistry, many people feel fear or anxious upon mentioning the needs for dental treatments. Instead of following what was recommended, they would instead choose to perform self-medication than scheduling an appointment.
Self-medication may help to ease pain and discomfort but only temporarily. For the successful treatment of any dental concerns, it is better to take care of the root cause than to take care of the symptoms. Sedation dentistry has been developed for patients to not feel any pain or discomfort during dental procedures for them to receive the necessary treatments they need.
At Monaco Dentistry, we understand the benefits of undergoing regular and immediate dental treatments for the maintenance of the overall health of patients. That also goes to the consequences of poor dental practice and care. We offer Sedation Dentistry for our patients to feel comfortable and at ease without triggering their fears and discomfort.
Sedation Dentistry and its Types
It is a procedure performed by dentists to induce the feelings of calmness during dental treatments. It is performed for patients to feel comfortable without triggering their fears and anxiety. The procedure is also ideal for patients who have special needs such as:
- Severe gag reflex
- Sensitive teeth
- Phobia with needles and other dental apparatus
- Low pain tolerance
- Jaw, neck, and back problems
- Bad experience
Sedation has multiple types to choose from, but the dentist needs to consider some conditions before choosing and performing the procedure. The patient’s current medication and health condition should be relayed to the dentist to ensure that there will be no complications. Monaco Dentistry offers:
Nitrous oxide or commonly known as Laughing gas is a type of sedation that is delivered with the use of a mask placed over the patient’s nose. The gas is mixed with oxygen to ensure the safety and comfort of patients when receiving the treatments. It is ideal for patients who fear needles since there is no need for it when administering the sedative.
Anxiety Reducing Medication is a type of sedation that can be taken orally. It is advised to be taken before the scheduled appointment and with a friend or family member to accompany the patient to the dental office.
The dentist can adjust the level of sedation before or during the dental procedures to ensure that the patient would feel comfortable all throughout. It can be used at any dental treatments to assist patients in getting the necessary dental procedures without feeling any pain and discomfort.
Everyone deserves an anxious-free and comfortable dental experience. Avail of our Sedation Dentistry in Apollo Beach. Book your appointment with us at Monaco Dentistry. We are located at 5076 N U.S Hwy 41 Apollo Beach FL 33572.