Dental anxiety is extremely common. A recent systematic review of available research indicated that up to 36% of people have dental anxiety. Lots of people don’t like going to the dentist because they’re embarrassed about their teeth, have had bad experiences in the past, or are just nervous about the idea of any kind of dental surgery or treatment. So, what should you do if you need dental care but are nervous about seeing the dentist? You should look into sedation dentistry at Southington Dentistry. We offer sedation to help you relax during any appointment, even teeth cleanings! Learn more about sedation dentistry and how it helps with anxiety below.
Dental sedation is one of the best ways to control your fear and anxiety at the dentist, and has been used for more than a century. There are a lot of different types of sedation available, but they all do the same basic thing. Dental sedation reduces your level of awareness, helps you feel more comfortable, and fights back against feelings of pain and anxiety throughout your appointment. This makes it ideal for reducing your fear of the dentist. Sedation also can help if you have a low pain tolerance, you have a strong gag reflex, or if you’re afraid of needles, such as the numbing needles that are often required for dental procedures. Along with local numbing treatment, sedation can eliminate any feelings of pain, and help you feel relaxed, safe, and comfortable at Southington Dentistry while you get the dental care you need from Dr. Neil Salesky.
The two most widely-used methods of sedation are nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and pill-based oral conscious sedation. We offer both at our office.
Whether you’re in Southington, Plantsville, or Wolcott, the team at Southington Dentistry is here to help you get the dental care you need, even if you’re scared of seeing the dentist. We offer sedation, a patient-focused approach to dental care, and modern technology like drill-less dentistry to help make your visits easier. So don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at (860) 628-5029 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salesky today, discuss your fears and anxiety, and learn more about your sedation options at our office. We’re always accepting new patients!