Believe it or not but there are patients who experience a panic attack or anxiety attack whenever they are about to enter a dental office. You can just imagine their tension and unease when they’re asked to sit on the dental chair. Patients who experience an overwhelming fear of the dentist to the point where they choose to endure their dental problem rather than go through treatment can benefit from sedation dentistry Pompano Beach.
Patients who are about to undergo sedation dentistry are given medications to help them relax during a dental procedure. Sedation dentistry is popularly known as “sleep dentistry” but the term may cause some confusion since not all types of sedation induce sleep. For example, in minimal sedation, you’ll be completely conscious but relaxed. In moderate sedation you are awake but you may not remember much of the procedure. Meanwhile, deep sedation is when you are at the brink of consciousness but can still be awakened and lastly, general anesthesia is when you’re completely asleep.
Sedation dentistry is suitable for patients with intense anxiety and fear of the dentist. The treatment is applicable to patients who have a low pain threshold, those who can’t sit still while in the dentist’s chair, individuals who have very sensitive teeth, those with a poor gag reflex, and those that are about to undergo a number of dental treatments. Children can also be sedated if they do not cooperate with the dentist. Don’t worry about safety because as long as a licensed dental health professional performs the procedure, it should go fine.
Don’t let fear get in the way of your journey towards achieving optimum dental health, talk to your dentist today about sedation dentistry. At Park Plaza Dental we make sure you will feel comfortable and at ease while you’re in our clinic. Our team of dental health professionals is trained and skilled to perform both simple and complex procedures. We have been in the industry for years and our stellar track record will prove that we can cater to all of your dental health needs. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about our services.
If you have any questions about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to call Park Plaza Dental. Our team is here to make your next appointment a comfortable and productive one.