How can I get the dental care I need if I am afraid of the dentist?
Too many patients avoid visiting the dentist due to dental anxiety. Oftentimes patients skip routine dental exams allowing minor dental concerns to progress, deteriorating their overall oral wellness. For some patients, dental anxiety is triggered by a past experience while others fear the smells and sounds of a dentist office.
If you have dental anxiety or have deteriorating oral health because you have been away from the dentist for many years, Sudbury Dental Arts can help you restore the health and appearance of your beautiful smile.
At Sudbury Dental Arts in Middlesex County MA, your comfort and safety are our top priorities. We cater to patients who suffer from dental anxiety offering innovative solutions to help them reduce stress. We combined patient education, compassionate care, and Wand Anesthetic to help patients feel comfortable and relaxed while visiting our Sudbury dentist office.
Patient Education & Compassionate Dental Care
For many patients, we find that much of their dental anxiety and fear comes from a lack of understanding. At Sudbury Dental Arts we take the time to explain each procedure to our patients helping them feel well informed and confident in their treatment. Every member of our dental care team is highly trained and works with a gentle hand. Our dental care team fosters a compassionate, no judgment environment where our focus is on restoring your oral health.
Sedation dentistry gives anxious patients a chance to receive the dental health care they want or need. Dr. Gauthier will review all of your sedation options with you prior to your treatment. The type of sedation dentistry you choose will vary depending on your medical history, preference, and the treatment you are about to receive.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation requires a prescription written by Dr. Gauthier. If they qualify, an anxious patient will be prescribed this oral sedative and given specific directions on how to take it. This type of sedation can enable you to relax during treatment while remaining responsive and in control of your body. We will discuss your concerns, oral health needs, and medical history to determine if an oral sedative is safe for you.
Oral conscious sedation often requires an at-home dose which will be taken before the appointment. By the time you arrive, you will be completely relaxed at the time of your procedure. Even though you are awake, you will remember very little. You will need to arrange for an escort to and from your appointment.
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Local anesthetic has enhanced effectiveness
- Decreases gag reflex
- Alleviates anxiety
- Eliminates joint and muscle soreness
- Faster treatment time
- You will remember little from the appointment saving you from traumatic memories
Call Today to Learn More about Sedation Dentistry
Call today to learn more about sedation dentistry and if it will work for you. Our helpful is ready to answer all your questions. Give us a call at (978) 218-2580, or request an appointment online today.