Anxious patients tend to struggle with dental care. When a person has more extreme feelings of unease, they may find that even the most routine dental visits lead to feelings of alarm. Your dentist is proud to provide a comfortable, welcoming environment. If you find that even the most reassuring office experience is still unnerving – or if you are particularly concerned about an upcoming procedure – sedation dentistry can help. Sedation can help you feel a sense of relaxation, even as you stay conscious and alert during a procedure. The right sedative can also help with discomfort, making it beneficial to patients who struggle with TMJ dysfunction. Nitrous oxide and oral sedatives offer different levels of support to patients.
Dealing With Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety can make it harder for a person to set up a dental appointment and walk into the office for care, even when they are affected by something like tooth pain. You should know that if you suffer from this anxiety, you should not feel as though you need to hide this information. Let your dentist know that you struggle with feelings of unease. When you communicate this, your dentist can work to make sure your comfort is a real priority.
Using Sedation To Make A Longer, More Involved Treatment More Comfortable
An involved restorative dental procedure can leave a relatively relaxed person on edge. Dental sedation can help you remain calm when you come in for something like a root canal treatment. This is not just a matter of helping patients manage discomfort. Sedation is also often relied on to help a patient stay calm during a longer treatment, which could otherwise leave them feeling uncomfortable.
Talk To Dr. Young About The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Young is proud to provide excellent dental care in a warm and welcoming setting. If you struggle with feelings of dental anxiety, or if you feel particularly anxious about an upcoming procedure, let us know! With the right support, you can enjoy a great patient experience, and receive the care you require. We are proud to work with patients and their families from Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities. To learn more, contact us today at our Lafayette, LA, dentist’s office at 337-237-6453.