Each person is different and when it comes to preserving your beautiful smile, you deserve a treatment that’s specific to your needs. But if fear of the dentist is keeping you from preserving your oral health, it’s important to find a dental sedation option that fits your needs.
Fear of the dentist is one of the most common phobias reported among adult Americans. Reported numbers show that up to 75% of US adults experience some level of anxiety or dental fear. Dental sedation uses sedative drugs to calm and relax nervous dental patients.
Sometimes distraction can be used as an alternative to dental sedation. Using a technique called sound masking can work well. This can be listening to great music with noise canceling headphones. This could also be watching a good movie while listening with the same noise canceling headphones.
The following types of dental sedation are sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry or anxiety free dentistry. In these procedures the patient is actually conscious but placed into a very relaxed state.