Afraid of the Dentist? Fear no more!
If you have been avoiding dental care because you have anxiety about seeing the dentist, then sedation dentistry in Saginaw is the perfect solution for you. Maybe it’s been two years since your last appointment, maybe it’s been twenty, or maybe you’ve never been to the dentist at all. Perhaps you pull yourself together to go for a cleaning, but “forget” follow-up appointments to get a cavity filled or a root canal completed. You know that you should go – if you have a cavity or need a root canal, avoiding it will only make it worse – but a deep-rooted fear stops you in your tracks.
If you, indeed, are afraid of the dentist, you are not alone. It is estimated that millions of Americans have a dental phobia that keeps them from getting the oral healthcare they may desperately need. Many suffer with persistent or worsening pain in order avoid this anxiety-producing appointment.
People are tentative for many reasons, including fear of needles or shots, fear of smells or noises in an office, or simply embarrassment about the state of their teeth, but all of these can be overcome with sedation dentistry.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Using proper medication before, during and after the appointment, Dr. Robinson and our team will provide you with the ultimate in a comfortable, pain-free experience. There are a variety of options available.
Sedative medications either taken before the Saginaw dental appointment or administered in the dental office, sedation dentistry is a practice designed to relax patients and make their dental appointment more comfortable, whether the visit is for a routine checkup or more extensive procedures. It has been available in various forms for decades, and therapies continue to evolve.
It is important to note that patients who opt for sedation dentistry are not asleep while the dental team completes its work (it is not the same as general anesthesia). Patients will feel more relaxed and comfortable during their appointment; the medications used in sedation dentistry are designed to keep patients awake and able to respond to the dental team during the entire procedure.
Dr. Brent Robinson has been providing Saginaw dental patients with comfortable, virtually pain-free dental visits with Sedation Dentistry. Don’t let the fear of the dentist keep you from a healthy smile, contact us today at (817) 953-2572 for your free Sedation Dentistry consultation.