Have you avoided a dental visit because you are upset or scared of dental care? If you said yes quickly or even had to think about it for a moment, it could be that you are a candidate for sedation dentistry. It is completely astonishing to learn just how many adults skip regular dental care because of dental anxiety, and it is why the team here at Redford Dental Care in Carmichael, CA encourages all patients to request sedation dentistry if it is impeding their dental health.
Why Fear of the Dentist Is So Harmful
As a trusted dentist in Carmichael, we see many patients with dental issues that have gotten quite severe and painful. We don’t ask patients why they might have waited so long to pay a visit because we already understand what they would say. For the most part, it is dental anxiety that keeps patients from seeking treatment, even if it would end the pain.
While this sort of fear would make anyone a good candidate for sedation dentistry, it is important to look past this basic explanation. What we mean is that the ideal candidate for sedation dentistry is someone who has put up with pain because their fear of the dentist is more severe, but also someone who is paying far too much for optimal oral health.
After all, if you are skipping exams and cleanings because of dental anxiety, you are letting easily treated conditions remain undiagnosed and untreated. The surface decay that could be addressed with some dental bonding or the cavity that is easily remedied with a basic filling are issues addressed during regular visits. However, if ignored and not treated, they worsen into severe decay that leads to the need for a root canal, dental crown, and more.
This adds up to a tremendous expenditure that might have been otherwise avoided. This means that anyone who has avoided basic care is a great candidate for sedation dentistry.
Our sedation dentist can offer you oral sedation that would put you into a state of calm before and during the treatment. We can also provide nitrous oxide that puts you into a twilight state. Both will ensure you have no pain or upset during treatment and can allow you to easily get all the procedures needed in as little as one or two visits.
Find Out if Sedation Dentistry is Right for You
Would you like to know more about sedation options? If so, give us a call at our Carmichael, CA office at 916-972-8851. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.