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Anxiety and the Dentist

February 26th, 2021 Sedation 0 comments on “Anxiety and the Dentist”

Some people will do anything to get out of going to their dentist in Brevard, NC. They will make and then cancel appointments. They will reschedule checkups for years. They will even stop going to the dentist for long periods of time. Why? They suffer from what is commonly known as dental fear.

If you tense up at the thought of getting your teeth cleaned or examined, you will be relieved to know that you can reduce your anxiety and get the care you deserve. Advanced dentists now offer a range of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients feel more comfortable and worry-free. Rather than missing out on important healthcare treatments, ask your dentist about trying one or more of the following dental sedation techniques.


Oral Sedation and Laughing Gas

Two of the most popular types of sedation dentistry solutions are oral sedation and nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. Oral sedation involves you taking medications at the dentist’s office upon arrival. The drugs offer short-term relaxation and can work for patients with mild dental fear.

Likewise, nitrous oxide works quickly and also leaves the body fast. It is breathed and causes feelings of euphoria and happiness. Nitrous oxide can be especially good for younger patients because they tend to accept it without any side effects.


IV Sedation

IV sedation sends safe, calming medications directly into your bloodstream. A trained member of the dentist practice will monitor your vital statistics the whole time you are receiving your IV sedation. This ensures a positive outcome.

While you are under IV sedation, you will feel drowsy but will not entirely go to sleep. You can respond to the dentist, as needed, but will remember very little about your dental session after the IV is removed and you return to normal consciousness.


General Anesthesia

What if you need something a little stronger than IV sedation to reduce your anxious responses at the dentist? General anesthesia could be an ideal choice because it causes complete unconsciousness.

General anesthesia is typically used by dentists for more extensive visits. For instance, you may be receiving four or six dental implants to begin the process of getting implant-supported dentures. Rather than being awake for the surgical implantation of the implants, you could opt for general anesthesia.


Which Type of Sedation Dentistry Is Right for You?

Are you tired of being afraid to go to the dentist in Brevard, NC? If you’re unsatisfied with your smile and are interested in receiving sedation for your next treatment, please feel free to contact our office in Brevard, NC to schedule your appointment. Our doctors, Dr. David KrishingnerDr. Jeffrey RootDr. John Krishingner, will be able to discuss our sedation dentistry options with you and find the best option for you. Your healthy smile will thank you!

Dental Patient Taking Dental Sedative

Sedation Dentistry: Why Is It Beneficial?

September 24th, 2020 Sedation 0 comments on “Sedation Dentistry: Why Is It Beneficial?”

Dental anxiety has no limitations and it can affect dental patients of all ages. However, thanks to major advancements in sedation dentistry, patients who suffer from dental anxiety have an option for relief. Even more so they will be able to experience receiving the dental care they need without the anxiety they don’t want. To learn more about benefits of sedation for patients read why it’s beneficial below:


Which Patients Benefit?
The usual types of patients that benefit from sedation dentistry include those with the following:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Dental Anxiety
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Claustrophobia
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Previous dental trauma
  • Fidgety behavior

Positives of Sedation Dentistry
The major benefit of undergoing sedation during a dental procedure, such as dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, is to avoid receiving any kind of dental pain or dental anxiety during the dental procedure. Also, this allows the doctor more time to be precise with their work ensuring that you have a positive dental experience and minimal healing time.


Schedule Your Appointment
If you suffer from dental anxiety or if you fall into the category of any of the above-mentioned types of patients then you would benefit from sedation dentistry. Please feel free to contact our office in Brevard, NC to schedule your appointment. Our doctors, Dr. David KrishingnerDr. Jeffrey RootDr. John Krishingner, and Dr. Meghan Valde, will be able to discuss our sedation options with you and find the best option for you.

Sedation Patient overcoming Anxiety

Sedation Dentistry: How Sedation Dentistry Can Calm Your Anxiety

May 24th, 2020 General Dentistry, Sedation 0 comments on “Sedation Dentistry: How Sedation Dentistry Can Calm Your Anxiety”

A vast majority of the population suffers from dental anxiety. It is actually estimated that more than 10% of American adults avoid going to the dentist because their dental anxiety is severe.


Causes of Dental Anxiety
There are quite a few reasons people experience anxiety about dentists including the following:

• Fear of pain
• Feeling helpless
• Bad gag reflex
• Embarrassment
• Negative experiences

Sedation is the Solution
Thanks to advancements in sedation dentistry it is now easier than ever to reduce your dental anxiety. Also, there are many forms of sedation that can be utilized and doing so helps patients no matter what form of anxiety they are dealing with. Also, while the sedation helps to calm the patient and help them relax it also works to help the doctor treat you more efficiently.

Schedule Your Consultation
If you are experiencing dental anxiety especially if it is keeping you from seeking important dental work then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule your consultation with our doctors. They can discuss our sedation options with you and create a customized treatment plan for you as well.