Are you among the millions of people in the world who struggle with dental anxiety or dental fear? It is a real and very serious problem that allows many patients to avoid dental visits until absolutely essential. This can cause them great pain and discomfort, damages that could have been avoided, and often amounts to much higher costs for treatment. That is why Dr. Grant Burdick of Designed Smiles in Brea, CA encourages patients with dental anxiety to consider the benefits of sedation dentistry.
As your dentist in Brea, we understand that you may feel great hesitation or fear about visits to the office. Many people struggle with worries about needles, pain or loss of control that can be part of dental care. Fortunately, we offer several kinds of sedation that can enable you to enjoy relaxed experiences, painless dental treatment, and more.
Let’s consider the different benefits of sedation dentistry of any kind. Whether you use oral (prescription) sedation, nitrous oxide sedation or IV sedation, you will gain many unique benefits that include:
The sedation can begin even before you enter our office. You may use the oral sedation in advance of treatment, allowing you to feel completely calm as you are driven to your treatment. During the treatment, you will be so relaxed that you may drift off or have only a vague memory of the time in the office.
Another of the benefits of sedation dentistry is that it will keep you calm and relaxed, enabling Dr. Burdick to perform more than a single treatment during the visit. Rather than struggle with tension, fear or anxiety and be able to sit through just one treatment, the sedation can allow you to get a huge portion of your treatment plan done in one sitting.
Finally, another of the benefits of sedation dentistry is that you cease to dread (and skip) dental visits. This leads to improved oral health, and you will begin to even look forward to visits because they will involve nothing more than a quick exam, cleaning and you are done!
If you have additional questions about the benefits of sedation dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Brea, CA office at 714-529-0100. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about sedation dentistry, read our sedation dentistry overview.