Posted: February 26, 2013
Dental phobias prevent many people from receiving the treatment they need and desire in order to maintain bright, healthy smiles.
Some people may fear pain while others may experience apprehension over the sensations of dental instruments. But thanks to advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology, most dental procedures are as comfortable as they are effective when performed by a knowledgeable and experienced dentist, such as New York cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Evola.
In fact, one such dental advancement has progressed largely with patients who experience dental anxiety in mind. People who fear dental treatments, even those as simple as a routine dental exam and teeth cleaning, often benefit from sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry typically uses a mild oral sedative to relax you for your procedure. While you will be conscious and able to respond, you will be relaxed and not feel any discomfort. Sedation dentistry can also be beneficial for patients who require multiple dental treatments in conjunction with one another or who experience a sensitive gag reflex.
Fear of the dentist should not prevent you from getting the dental care you need and want. Left untreated, many initially minor dental conditions can have an impact on your oral health as well as your systemic health.
If you suffer from dental phobias, please contact Forestream Dental to learn more about sedation dentistry and other comfortable treatment options. We welcome patients from the Buffalo, Lancaster and Orchard Park, New York, areas.