Does the mere thought of sitting down in a dentist’s chair fill you with dread? Does it make you avoid the dentist altogether? If so, you’re among the millions of Americans coping with dental anxiety. At Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte, sedation dentistry may be just what the doctor ordered.
At our practice in Charlotte NC, we offer oral conscious sedation to those patients with dental anxiety.
Dental anxiety grips between ten and twenty percent of the population in the United States. The reasons are varied, but common ones are fear of injections, and fear of the after effects of injections. It’s common for some people who don’t have dental anxiety to dismiss it as irrational, but to those coping with it, it is very real indeed, and that is how we view it ad Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative an hour or so before your scheduled procedure. It will not make you sleep, which is why it’s call oral conscious sedation. But it will make you very drowsy. You’re likely to slur your words, and you won’t be very aware of what’s going on around you.
Sedation dentistry is valuable, because it can get you into the dentist’s chair when your instincts may be to avoid it. Skipping checkups and cleanings puts your dental health at risk. Better to have a little help getting through your appointment than getting a mouth full of cavities, or worse.
Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting the dental treatment you need. Make an appointment with Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte today. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening, one of the most-requested procedures in dentistry.