There are many names for it – dental phobia, anxiety, or plain old fear of dentists. However you describe it, dental anxiety can cause you to avoid treatment even when common sense tells you it’s time to see the dentist.
At Gardner Springs Dentistry, we understand how tempting it can be to put off a dental exam or needed treatment if you suffer from dental anxiety. What if there was a way to get your dental treatment performed without feeling anxious, without fear, and without pain?
How Sedation Dentistry Can Benefit You
Sedation dentistry decreases your dental-related anxiety and fear, allowing you to literally relax your way to a healthier smile. In addition to the stress-free mental state you will experience during your dental appointment, there are many other benefits to dental sedation, such as:
- Some forms of dental sedation provide short-term amnesia that can make a few hours of dental treatment seem like it lasted just a few minutes!
- You will have no recollection of any treatment-related discomfort, such as local anesthetic delivery.
- Since sedation dentistry helps you relax, you'll experience less stress-related fatigue and discomfort in your jaw joints and muscles.
- When you're relaxed and comfortable, our team is able to provide your treatment more effectively and efficiently, which means less time spent in the dental chair and fewer dental appointments.
Your Concerns Are Important to Us
Before making any recommendations for dental sedation, Dr. Gardner will talk to you about your anxiety, listen to your concerns, and inform you of your options so you can decide which approach is best for you. Many patients feel better just knowing their concerns were addressed with respect and understanding.
If you’re feeling anxious about a dental procedure, it also helps to be sure your dentist is trained to approach your anxiety in the most gentle, effective way possible. Dr. Gardner has advanced training in various dental sedation techniques and is certified to perform nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, and IV conscious sedation.
For those with severe anxiety or special needs, we have trusted relationships with local dental anesthesiologists who are highly skilled to safely administer general anesthesia in the comfort and familiarity of our Boerne dental office.
Find Out if Sedation Dentistry Is Right for You
Don’t allow fear to affect your oral health. If you’re feeling anxious about your dental treatment, you should know you’re not alone. Millions of people experience high levels of anxiety and fear about dental visits.
At Gardner Springs Dentistry, we believe it’s simply a matter of working with you to find the type of sedation that best fits your needs. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of sedation dentistry, please contact us today to arrange an appointment to learn more about our effective sedation options.