If you are one of those people who fear the dentists and the procedures they perform, there is no need to be embarrassed. Many people feel the same way, and it is not something that is considered as bad. However, it can sometimes be unhealthy since others would rather avoid the dentist entirely despite the intense pain they feel. They would even settle with over-the-counter medications and home remedies. These may ease what they feel but remember that it is only temporary. Professional diagnosis and treatments performed by dentists are the best courses of action.
We at Kirby Smiles completely understand these patients who are afraid of dentists, but we also know that it is not a good practice as it has serious consequences. We are committed to making our patients feel comfortable and at ease during any dental procedure. Thanks to the availability of sedation dentistry options! And for those who are not quite sure and familiar with this process, here are the common FAQs and answers you should know:
What is sedation dentistry?
It is a procedure performed by a dentist to make patients feel comfortable despite their fear or anxiousness. It makes use of certain medications that are proven safe and effective. It can be in the form of a pill, gas, or other injectable liquids.
Can the use of sedative make a person fall asleep?
Some may use the term “sleep” or “twilight” dentistry; however, these are not entirely accurate. Sedatives can be used while still keeping the patient fully conscious. But if they prefer to be asleep, it is also possible.
What options are available?
At Kirby Smiles, we also prioritize our patients’ comfort, so we offer a wide range of sedation options such as oral, laughing gas (nitrous oxide), and IV (intravenous) sedation. Both local and general anesthesia is also available depending on the preference and needs of a specific patient.
How to know if a patient is a candidate for sedation dentistry?
Aside from those who are fearful and anxious about the dentists, some other people can benefit from it. They include:
- Patients who are afraid of needles
- People who had trauma from a past dental experience
- Those who have highly sensitive teeth or gag reflex
- People who have resistance to anesthesia
- A person who needs multiple dental procedures in a short time, and more!
Thanks to sedation dentistry, patients now do not have to be afraid of dentists and dental procedures. What are you waiting for? Let us handle the proper maintenance of your overall dental health at Kirby Smiles!
For more inquiries about Sedation Dentistry in Pearland, TX, call us at Kirby Smiles. You can also visit us at 3695 Kirby Dr., #129, Pearland, TX 77584.