Most patients normally encounter some degree of apprehension when it comes to visiting the dentist. One of four Americans will avoid the dentist, which is more than millions of Americans.. For others though, this anxiety can develop into a paralyzing fear that prevents them from pursuing necessary professional dental care, to the detriment of their oral health even. Avoiding the dentist can heighten the danger to your oral health leading to more complex, expensive dental procedures when people do decide to visit the dentist
What’s Holding You Back?
Are any of the following factors preventing you from receiving vital dental treatment, or smile-enhancing cosmetic procedures?
- An extremely sensitive gag reflex.
- Anxiety over potential needles, drilling, or pain involved in some procedures.
- Concern of discomfort from having your mouth open for an extended period of time.
- Bad dental experiences in the past.
- Sensitive teeth.
- A physical disorder that makes sitting difficult.
- The necessity of complex or even multiple dental procedures.
Putting Dental Fear To Rest
Dental phobias shouldn’t dictate the condition, and beauty your pearly whites are left in. That’s why we offer the option of sedation dentistry to put such dental anxieties to rest, and to keep your smile in tip-top shape. We offer oral conscious sedation, putting you in a deep relaxation while you’re awake during your whole appointment.
With oral sedation, you will be able to respond to Dr. Griffin’s questions, but will recall almost nothing of the procedure. It’s a safe treatment and one of us will be monitoring your comfort to make sure you are stress free and relaxed. Even if you are undergoing extensive cosmetic dentistry from our top cosmetic dentist in Columbia, SC, our sedation dentistry will put your mind at ease as Dr. Griffin crafts your smile into a masterpiece.
Sedation therapy is a safe, relaxing procedure that’s been endorsed by the American Dental Association (ADA), and will help you feel calm, and at ease throughout your dental experience. Regardless of whether you require a simple cleaning, extensive dental work, or even multiple procedures, sedation dentistry has the ability to alleviate your anxieties.
Sit back, relax, and start enjoying the many benefits that a dazzling, healthy looking smile can bring. How about you? What’s your biggest fear about visiting the dentist?