The American Dental Association recommends you visit the dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings. However, for some patients, even a routine appointment is not so simple due to dental fears and anxieties. It is estimated, 30 to 40 million people suffer from dental phobias. As a result, 9 to 15 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to fear. Now, with the use of sedation, visiting the dentist has never been easier—even for those with dental phobias. Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski offers sedation dentistry in Rocky Hill to patients who are fearful of the dentist.
How Can Sedation Dentistry Help Me?
Sedation dentistry involves the use of sedation medication to make you feel comfortable and relaxed while at the dentist. It is common belief that you are “put to sleep” when sedation is used. However, this is not true. Depending on the type of sedation used, you remain awake and conscious. But, you become relaxed to the point you feel no pain or discomfort. In fact, you may even fall asleep. In some cases, you may have no memory of the procedure the following day. When properly administered, you now have a safe and effective option to put your worries to rest when visiting the dentist.
Sedation is beneficial for patients who are fearful of the dentist because it will help them relax through all dental procedures. No matter if you need a routine cleaning or a more invasive treatment, like root canal therapy, sedation will allow you to overcome your fears. As a result, the use of sedation not only makes you feel more comfortable and relaxed, but allows us to perform the necessary dental procedures quicker.
What are the Options for Sedation?
Now, there are multiple options available for sedation to cater to your individual needs and comfort level. After getting to know you and your needs, Dr. Michalski will determine which form of sedation will be the most beneficial for you.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Many people are concerned about the safety of sedation when used for dental procedures. When administered by a specially trained dentist, such as Dr. Michalski, the use of sedation is safe. If you are in need of a sedation dentist, we encourage you to check the qualifications of the dentist you are considering.
To ensure the safest possible use of the medication, it is recommended you discuss your medical history, including the use of certain medications, with your dentist prior to the procedure.
Enjoy the Dentist with Sedation
Dr. Michalski understands that not everyone is comfortable at the dentist due to various reasons. No matter the cause of your fear or anxiety, he does not want to see you place your oral health at risk. He will help you overcome your dental fears to enjoy the dentist with the use of sedation.
If you have special requirements when visiting the dentist, such as the need for sedation, contact our office today. Dr. Michalski will discuss your options and how sedation will benefit your needs.