Novato, CA Dentist Discusses Sedation Dentistry and Eliminating Dental Anxiety

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jul 28, 2014

With advances in sedation dentistry you no longer have to put off important dental treatment because of anxiety about the procedure. Many patients unfortunately avoid even the most routine dental visits because they are overwhelmed with fear of dentists and dental procedures. Dental phobia affects thousands of patients, resulting in lack of proper dental care. Many people, however, don’t realize that Novato Sedation Dentistry can provide sedation options that will make dental phobia a thing of the past.

The goal of a sedation dentist is to make you feel safe and comfortable in your surroundings. Many people suffering from dental phobia reveal that their past history with dentists who they felt to be inconsiderate of their needs. Helping the patient understand their underlying fear and making them feel at ease with our team and your surroundings is the first step to controlling and eliminating anxiety. The patient must feel that their concerns are being heard and taken into account In order for Sedation Dentistry to be completely effective.

We will discuss the many options Sedation Dentistry provides for fearful patients. Sedation treatments such as Inhalation, Oral, and IV (Intravenous) Sedation can provide an anxiety-free experience throughout your dental procedure. There are many factors to take into account when choosing the best sedation option for you as everyone reacts differently to different types of sedation, and our team will match the needs of the patient with the correct treatment or combination of treatments.

It’s important to understand that delaying dental treatment because of your fears can lead to neglected oral care and long-term problems that would ultimately become difficult and costly to repair. Many patients are happy to learn that a controlled and regulated approach to the chosen level of sedation allows us to monitor their comfort throughout the duration of treatment, ensuring that the post-procedure experience leaves them feeling refreshed and renewed. Through Sedation Dentistry at our Marin County Dentist office fearful patients can now find a way to feel confident and happy about taking positive steps to ensure their oral health.