experience anxiety when thinking about a dental or periodontal appointment,
then you're not alone. Many people feel uncomfortable in a dentist's chair
either due to bad experiences, an overactive gag reflex or general medical
discomfort. That's why Dr. Kharmouche offers sedation dentistry
. Here's what you need to know about this kind of
Every Reason Is Valid
because someone you know uses sedation to combat severe anxiety, it doesn't
mean your fear of needles is any less of a reason to try this relaxing method.
Some reasons people use sedation include:
Difficulty getting numb
Limited time for dental visits
Complex dental problems
Fear of shots and needles
Embarrassment about teeth
Traumatic dental experiences
Bad gag reflex
Talk to Your Dentist
keep putting off your regular cleanings and checkups due to anxiety, schedule a consultation
instead. Unless you make your feelings known, no one will know to
offer you the option of sedation while seeing your dentist or periodontist.
offers three kinds of sedation for your dental experience.
Intravenous (IV) conscious relaxation
sedation is just what it sounds like. A pill is prescribed for you to take
about an hour before your appointment. Someone should accompany you because you
will get drowsy shortly after and shouldn't drive. This lets you relax during
your appointment without completely knocking you out.
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