Dental phobia affects millions of people worldwide causing them to delay or even skip their dental appointments out of fear and anxiety. Without adequate oral health care, problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease can wreck havoc not just on a person’s teeth and gums, but on their overall health as well. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about your dental phobia when you’re scheduled for an appointment at Dr. Smith’s Carmel, IN dental clinic. With the help of oral sedation, you’ll be able to sit down in your dentist’s chair in a very relaxed state without any fear or worry about your dental procedure.
Oral sedation uses medication that comes in a pill which you simply have to take an hour before your scheduled appointment. After a few minutes, you’ll start to feel calmer and your body will become more relaxed. You’ll be a bit sleepy too, so you’ll need to have someone drive or accompany you to and from the clinic. Even though you’re sleepy and may even fall asleep during treatment, your dentist can easily wake you up if he needs to speak with you. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort and may not even remember much about your stay at the clinic.
With the help of oral sedation, your dentist will be able to work faster. He won’t have to worry that you might suddenly panic or interrupt him while he’s working on your teeth and gums. This way, procedures that would ordinarily take you a couple visits to finish can now be completed in just one or two sessions.
Don’t let your dental phobia prohibit you from receiving proper dental care. Call Really Smile at 317-451-4050 today to learn more about sedation dentistry and how it could help you handle your dental fears.