Does visiting the dentist make you nervous enough to skip visits? If so, you’re not alone. Many people of all ages feel anxious about dental visits. Your nervousness may be due to a bad childhood experience, general anxiety, or lack of understanding. Dr. Joseph Cheung and everyone at Sudbury Dental Arts are dedicated to improve patient education. Sometimes the unknown of dentistry can be scary, and our staff are happy to explain any procedure you may have questions about.
For some, education and a comfortable environment may not be enough. Unfortunately, skipping your regular checkups can let worse problems develop. Rather than skipping dental appointments, why not give sedation dentistry a try?
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is just what it sounds like – if visiting the dentist makes you nervous, you can be sedated for the duration of your treatment. This makes it easier for the dentist, and easier for you! It can also allow your dentist to do more work during a single visit, reducing the number of times you need to come to the office.
The type of sedation used varies based on your medical history and specific dental situation. Dr. Joseph Cheung offers oral sedation. This method allows you to relax, while staying conscious and responsive. For many patients, it can seem less scary than being “put to sleep.” It also allows the patient to work with the dentist to make the visit more productive. This method often requires you to take dose at home before your visit, and can be slow to wear off afterwards, so you will need to have a friend or family member escort you both to and from the appointment.
Schedule an Appointment
Have you been avoiding dental visits? Don’t wait any longer! Dental concerns can get worse over time, and education coupled with sedation dentistry could be the answer to your anxiety. Try this great option for a relaxed and comfortable visit. Schedule an appointment with Sudbury Dental Arts in Sudbury, MA online or at (978) 218-2580 and get the treatment you need.