Dental fear, also known as dental phobia is causing people to avoid dentists and important dental treatments. People suffering from dental anxiety experience increased stress and nervousness when they are at the dental office and are therefore reluctant to get a treatment. A dental phobia is characterized by a severe and unreasonable fear. A person with dental phobia is panic-stricken and would rather suffer from gum disease, tooth pain, tooth loss or unsightly teeth, than visit the dentist.
Dental Sedation is the answer to dental fear. It can alleviate fear and anxiety of a patient.
Sedation dentistry consists of the following:
- Oral sedation involves no needles. Instead, you take a pill that helps you feel calmer and sometimes drowsy during dental treatment. You'll remain conscious and able to communicate with and respond to the dental staff.
- Inhalation sedation involves breathing in nitrous oxide (laughing gas) through a mask worn on the nose; it produces conscious relaxation and dissociation.
- Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered with a needle directly into your arm or hand. IV sedation, also called conscious sedation. You can breathe independently and respond to verbal instructions.
- General anesthesia (GA), a deep sedation, renders you completely unconscious and free of pain (even without local anesthesia). You may not be able to breathe independently and unable to respond to verbal commands.
For a quality and comfortable dental experience, please call or visit Dr. Qazi Dental today!