Good dental health is important to overall health, but there are some people who would do almost anything rather than sit down for a dentist appointment. If anxiety or even phobia keeps you away from regular checkups, sedation dentistry from Smileology in Niceville and Miramar Beach FL can help.
There are lots of reasons why people avoid the dentist. It may stem from a bad childhood experience or a fear of pain. It may be from concerns about X-rays or some other common dental procedure. Whatever it is, don’t put your dental health at risk by never going to the dentist.
Modern dentistry is safe and painless. If you’re concerned about something like X-rays, we can accommodate you. The important thing is to have regular checkups, and to have any dental health issues treated.
Types of Sedation
- Nitrous Oxide: Commonly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide has a long and successful history as a dental sedative. It works quickly and wears off quickly.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: You swallow a pill a few hours before your visit and it leaves you conscious, yet pain-free and relaxed.
- IV Sedation: This is a stronger form of sedation that is administered in the arm. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deep state of relaxation; so much so that you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
- General Anesthesia: Sometimes the old-fashioned way is best! General anesthesia puts you completely to sleep, ensuring that you are not even aware the procedure is happening.
If you have been putting off seeing the dentist because of anxiety or phobia, sedation dentistry from Smileology in Niceville and Miramar Beach FL can help. Patients from Destin and Florala AL rely on us for complete general, restorative, and sedation dentistry. Request an appointment with us today!