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Published: March 19, 2018

Don't Fear the Dentist

How sedation dentistry from your dentist in Chico can help you.

If even mentioning the dentist makes you break out in a cold sweat, it’s time to relax! Dental treatment can be a pleasant, calming, productive experience. The answer is sedation dentistry! Thanks to a wide variety of sedation techniques, you can actually enjoy visiting your dentist! At Philadelphia Square Dental Care in Chico, CA, we want to share why you don’t need to fear the dentist!

Dental anxiety is real, and it can be caused by a number of things including:

  • A fear of needles
  • A bad dental experience when you were young
  • A feeling of helplessness when you lean back in the dental chair
  • A fear of the sights, sounds, and smells in the dental office

Whatever the reason is for your dental anxiety, it can be managed very effectively, thanks to sedation dentistry. Philadelphia Square Dental Care offers several sedation options, including:

Oral sedation, which is taken as a pill; oral sedation will make you calm and relaxed, but you can still respond to questions.

Inhaled conscious sedation, which is a nitrous oxide/oxygen combination inhaled through a nosepiece; this sedation method also makes you relaxed and calm, but you can still respond. The sedation effects leave your body quickly after the nosepiece is removed.

Intravenous conscious sedation, which is a liquid medication placed directly into a vein; you will be asleep and not remember the appointment. This method works immediately and provides profound sedation.

It is often necessary to bring a person with you who can drive you home after treatment. Sedation dentistry can save you:

  • Time, because you will need fewer appointments
  • Stress, because you will be comfortable and relaxed
  • Money, because your dentist can get more done with fewer appointments

Don’t avoid necessary dental treatment because of dental fear! Untreated dental needs can lead to tooth loss, gum problems, and periodontal disease! Save your smile by finding out more about sedation dentistry. Call Philadelphia Square Dental Care in Chico, CA today to discover how sedation dentistry can help you!

If you would like more information on dental care, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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