If you are afraid of dentist appointments, you are not alone. At Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro, we encounter many nervous dental patients. For many of them, the solution is sedation dentistry.
Millions of Americans stress out because they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that is it puts their dental health at risk.
There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain is often involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.
Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through We offer two types:
- Nitrous Oxide. You also know this as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective.
- Oral conscious sedation. You take a prescribed sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.
Whatever your issue is, it is essential that you do not compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro may be just for you. Our services include a full range of family dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!