Seeing your dentist for regular checkups is very important for the longevity of your teeth. Unfortunately, some people choose to forego their annual checkups due to their fear of going to the dentist. Dental experts usually referred to as dental anxiety. This is a common phobia that hundreds, if not thousands of people suffer from each year. Often resonating form, a past traumatic dental experience, dental anxiety can end up leading to bigger problems later on in life if you have serious dental issues that need to be addressed. With the advancement of dental technology and the implementation of new dental techniques, there are now ways to combat this fear to allow you to feel relaxed when visiting your dentist to receive the oral treatment that you need. The most common option of these dental anxiety solutions is sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is the process of using various sedation methods to suppress a patient’s dental anxiety. Of course, the methods differ based on the specific needs and the level of severity of each individual patient. The great thing about sedation dentistry is that not only are there multiple types, but these are presented in many forms so for instance if you have a fear of needles then you can opt for taking a pill form of the sedation medication.
At Shenandoah Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Aaron Quitmeyer offers a few different types of sedation options that will help you feel more at ease and relaxed during your visit.
The different types of sedation options are:
- Local Anesthetic
- V. Sedation
- Oral Sedatives
- Nitrous Oxide (aka Laughing gas)
For more information on dental anxiety and sedation dentistry, stop by our offices conveniently located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. You can also read more about the different dental services we offer at Shenandoah Oral & Facial Surgery by visiting our website: https://www.shenandoahofs.com/. Be sure to stop by our contact us page to schedule a consultation with Dr. Quitmeyer to see which sedation type is best for your dental anxiety.