While dentistry plays a major role in the overall quality and health of your smile, it can be a stressful experience for some. Indeed, do you recall being a young child who had to go into the office for a checkup and fearing what was to come? In retrospect, the process is not troubling at all, but as a child, the fear of the unknown is very real. Even as adults, going to the dentist can be stressful if you have no idea what to expect. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist explains how we take steps to ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible, and how custom treatment and sedation can help.
Benefits of Sedation
Whether you are aware of it or not, the fear of attending a dental visit or medical visit is a very real phenomenon. It can occur to anyone, and the causes can vary significantly. For instance, the fear of the unknown may be enough to cause a patient to be on edge. Another cause might be the fear of extensive dental treatment or the need for significant alteration. Moreover, some patients might have had a troubling past experience with another office that might fuel their dental anxiety, while others may have friends or relatives that have shared this experience.
Preventive dentistry is imperative for maintaining a healthy smile for life, and dental anxiety can get in the way of receiving necessary treatment. In order to ensure our patients are taken care of, we provide options to ease the discomfort, such as through dental sedation.
Sedation dentistry involves administering safe anesthesia to help relax the central nervous system. It can be in the form of a gas that you inhale, a pill that you can take orally, or even through intravenous administration. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.
In addition to sedation, one area that our team prides itself on is the ability to provide comfortable and consistent treatment through customization. Indeed, we recognize that every smile is different and thus has different needs to be met. We will take the time to provide a thorough dental examination to ensure your health is where it needs to be, as well as provide your best options for treatment. Contact our team to learn more.
Other Things to Know
It is completely normal to be nervous about your dental visit, but bear in mind that skipping an appointment can be detrimental to your health. Preventive dentistry consists of a routine, and bi-annual checkups and cleanings are a must.
Learn More Today
To learn more about the ways we make our patients’ visits more comfortable, contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 and schedule your next visit with our team today.