“But, mooooom. I don’t want to go to the dentist.”
“Dad, do I have to go to the dentist?”
If you are a parent, you may have heard something like this a few times. Many children — and adults, for that matter — experience dental anxiety. It’s also why we offer sedation dentistry at Edgewood Dental Care. This service has helped countless families in and around Edgewood, KY maintain their healthy smiles.
Discover the difference sedation could make for your loved ones. Call 859-474-7830 today to make your next dental appointment with us.
Understand The Benefits
Dental sedation can make it much easier for you and your loved ones to get through a dental cleaning or other treatment. And that can make it easier to make your next appointment to maintain your healthy smiles.
From our decades of experience, we know many reasons people may feel hesitant about dental care.
Some people are afraid of pain. Some people worry about gagging. Some people just have general anxiety because they worry that they will get lectured or (worse) yelled at for having “bad teeth.” Some people are fearful because of things they have seen or heard from other people or from television and movies. Other people develop a fear of the dentist because of a bad personal experience.
Sedation can help with all of those issues. Pain-blocking is one of the primary benefits of dental sedation. When you under sedation, your body relaxes, so you don’t feel anything. This also is why you are much less likely to gag when you are sedated.
From a mental standpoint, sedation can keep you cool, calm, and collected. That alone can give your loved ones the ability to sit still for a dental checkup, a filling, or more.
As far as being criticized, that’s not something do at our office. We want you to know if there is a problem, but that’s because we want to help you find a solution. We aren’t trying to blame you or make you feel bad for issues we see every day.
Know Your Options
At our Edgewood, KY office, we also appreciate the value of offering sedation options. Some offices only offer one choice, but we want you to find the solution that works for the people you love.
Your youngest child may prefer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to relax before a dental cleaning. At the same time, your spouse might prefer oral sedation. This involves taking medication prior to an appointment and allowing time for it to take effect before any treatment begin. If you need a tooth replacement, you might want IV sedation to ensure you are pain-free during the process.
If you have questions about sedation, we have answers to help you decide if it is for you.