With Sedation Options for Everyone
Do you feel nervous just at the mention of a dental visit? Does the thought of novocaine injections make you weak in the knees? Is your gag reflex so active it makes getting even a cleaning embarrassing and difficult? You aren’t alone.
Some statistics show that about 75% of US adults experience some level of fear or anxiety about the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Capstone Dental can help.
Who Develops Dental Phobias?
Anyone, from children who have a hard time keeping their mouths open or understanding the sounds and sensations of dental care, to elderly patients who find sitting for long periods uncomfortable or even painful can develop a feeling of anxiety around even the most routine dental visits.
Why is Dental Anxiety Such a Problem?
Because your oral health is directly related to your overall health, when you avoid your dental visits because of fear or anxiety, you aren’t just risking your teeth, you are risking your health as well. Dental problems such as gum disease have been shown in study after study to have a direct or indirect effect on your heart health, diabetes, pregnancy, and weight management. Some cancers have even been linked to periodontal disease. Clearly, caring for your teeth is taking care of your whole self.
Who Is Sedation Dentistry For?
Sedation dentistry, also known as conscious sedation, is ideal for patients who:
- Have severe dental anxiety
- Have special needs
- Experience fatigue in the dental chair or when keeping their mouth open for treatment
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Need extensive care that would otherwise require several visits
Our Sedation Options
We offer many sedation options to help children and patients through the treatments.. We even have The Wand – a painless novocaine delivery system. To read more about our sedation options, click here or give us a call at 980-202-5696. And remember, insurance issues or financial concerns shouldn’t keep you from getting the care you need any more than anxiety should. Ask us about our in-house dental plan and start saving and smiling without anxiety.