Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You?
According to a medical study done by Karger Research, dental anxiety or dental fear is estimated to affect approximately 36% of the population. Another 12% suffer from extreme dental fear. While the stress of going to the dentist jointly (and too many patients neglect their dental care only because of their dentist-related phobias) can lead to serious health complications.
The good news is that dental professionals are very familiar with these fears and have devised unique techniques to help patients. Dental suppression is one of these techniques! This approach helps meet the needs of clients, while at the same time eliminating or greatly reducing dental phobias by reducing anxiety levels and increasing comfort during specific procedures.
Soothing dentistry can be for you if you struggle with
- Dental anxiety / phobia
- Fear of needles or exercises
- Low pain tolerance or
- Sensitive gag reflex
Dental suppression is not “sleep dentistry”. Trained suppression dentists use treatment options that allow patients to remain conscious. Usually, the level of consciousness depends on the level of fear and the type of process that takes place. While some patients may be asleep, the primary goal is to adjust the approach to achieve the optimal level of comfort.