How Sedation Dentistry Can Benefit Fearful or Anxious Patients
Dental anxiety is a common problem and often leads to procrastinating when it comes to seeing the dentist. Sedation dentistry can relieve anxiety and provide peace of mind, so you can get the vital treatment you need to maintain ideal oral health.
Dental Visits Are Important for Your Smile and Your Health
The health of your smile directly impacts the overall health of your body. Several recent studies have revealed a possible link between poor oral health and heart disease, respiratory infections, diabetes, dementia, and premature childbirth.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is a great start to preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and possible tooth loss. However, to ensure your teeth are properly cleaned and cavities are treated, regular dental visits are imperative.
Understanding the connection of oral health to total well-being, and the value of a healthy and attractive smile can help those who have an aversion to dental care take the initiative to keep their appointment.
The Benefits of Dental Sedation
In addition to considering the consequences of missed dental visits and the role oral health plays in overall wellness, sedation is a tremendous aid in getting fearful patients to receive their regular dental care. Oral conscious sedation (medication), nitrous gas, I.V. sedation, or general anesthesia can each be used to meet the specific needs of those with dental anxiety or phobia.
Special Needs and Dental Sedation
Another part of the population that benefits from dental sedation are children and adults with special needs. These patients can often have a hard time tolerating dental work comfortably. Dental sedation is the key to helping this vulnerable group maintain their oral health.
Our Fort Wayne Dentists Offer Sedation to Ease Dental Anxiety
The Dental Office of Dr. Timothy S. Berger and Dr. Jon Robison provide a range of sedation options for our patients. We practice gentle dentistry and make your comfort one of our highest priorities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and we can help you decide which sedation treatment option is right for you.