According to research conducted by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, 50% to 80% of Americans have mild to severe dental anxiety. The study published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene noted that more than 20% of dentally anxious patients do not see a dentist often, while 9 to 15% of them avoid dental care altogether.
Fortunately, people with dental anxiety can opt for sedation dentistry and get the necessary dental care.
At Stonegate Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Dr. Rachel Erwin and Dr. Jonathan Carrera have helped ease the fears of hundreds of their patients with sedation dentistry.
In this blog, we give you a few reasons why you should opt for it.
Sitting still in a dentist’s chair is not an easy task for people with dental anxiety. A mild sedative, however, helps them relax for the duration of the treatment or procedure.
Having sensitive teeth & gums can make a dental visit uncomfortable for people even if they have no problems with receiving treatment. A sedative numbs sensitive regions of your teeth and gums, thus allowing our dentists to provide you the care you need.
Some people have a very sensitive gag reflex. This can make receiving dental treatments complicated, slow down the treatment process, and make the patient uncomfortable. Using sedation dentistry, the patient can be comfortable and our dentists carry out their work.
While everyone feels pain, some people feel more pain than others. For this reason, they find it hard to relax during a dental appointment. Moderate sedation or general anesthesia can ensure the patient feels no pain during the treatments administered by our dentists.
The thought of being in a dentist’s chair for hours at a time can feel like an impossible task, especially when a person needs to get multiple procedures done. Being under general anesthesia makes carrying out these procedures very easy.
Sedation dentistry is the most effective solution to receive treatment when you have dental anxiety or require complex dental treatments. Contact Stonegate Family Dentistry to know more about the benefits of sedation dentistry. Call (615) 624-6919, request an appointment online, or visit our office at 206 A N Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 for help.
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