The Most Popular Method To Curb Dental Fear

The Most Popular Method To Curb Dental Fear

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Mar 5 2017, 10:42 AM

The Most Popular Method To Curb Dental Fear

At Arden Dental Care, we understand that not everyone is comfortable with the thought of visiting a dental office. Many people suffer from dental anxiety or plain nervousness when undergoing their scheduled procedures. To help you feel more at ease during your appointment, we offer sedation dentistry as a means to help you overcome your fears and anxiety. 

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses sedatives to provide a more relaxed and comfortable dental experience for patients. Some sedation options include oral pills that control pain while helping you relax and others that can put you into a deep sleep-like state during your treatment. 

According to the American Dental Association, factors such as the type of procedure you are undergoing, your medical history, allergies, and your anxiety level should be considered before determining the best approach for your case. 

Causes of Dental Anxiety

  • Fear of pain is one of the most common reasons for avoiding dental procedures. This fear usually comes from a previous unpleasant dental experience or stories shared by others. 
  • Fear of injections could also be a reason for dental anxiety. Many people hate needles, especially when that needle is going into their mouth.
  • Some people fret about the possible side effects of receiving anesthesia, like dizziness or a feeling of uneasiness.
  • A feeling of weakness and not being in control is another common fear that causes dental anxiety. 

Oral Conscious Sedation

Conscious sedation is a popular sedation option that allows us to reduce your anxiety and discomfort levels during your upcoming procedure. It is most commonly used for patients suffering from acute anxiety during procedures like fillings, root canals, and even routine cleanings. 

The purpose of oral sedation is not to make you entirely unconscious. It is meant to calm and relax you while the dentist performs the treatment. The drugs used for oral sedation are called benzodiazepines. These pills help alleviate anxiety and panic levels for those suffering from an extreme fear of the dental chair. 

After taking the oral sedative pill, the patient will still be conscious and respond to the dentist's queries. Once the treatment is completed, the patient will feel drowsy for a short while, but the effect generally wears off soon. 

Our caring team at Arden Dental Care will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout your time in our office. To learn more about your options, visit us at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825. You can also reach us at (916) 481-2001.

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