It is not uncommon for patients to be afraid to visit the dentist. Even grown adults often show fears involving the dental chair and the procedures needing to be done. Unfortunately, many people forgo visiting the dentist altogether because of this phobia and it deters them from getting the care that they need. If this has become a problem for you, rest assured that we here at Austin Family Dentistry offer sedation dentistry to make visiting our office more comfortable.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry refers to being fully or partially asleep for dental procedures. We offer a variety of levels of sedation in our Austin Family Dentistry office and can customize the comfort that you’d like to experience while here. Sedation dentistry isn’t for everyone, so a complete health history is needed before you consider it for yourself. The point of sedation dentistry is to make it easier and more comfortable for you to get the care that you need in our office. Some people aren’t necessarily afraid of the dentist, but would rather not remember the procedure and this is also a good reason to consider sedation dentistry.
Who is a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is ideal for most patients, as it can be safely customized to the patient’s needs. Some of the best candidates for this type of option include:
- Patients who forgo routine care due to fear of the dentist
- Patients who have problems sitting still in the dental chair
- Patients who would rather not remember the procedures being done
- Patients who need comprehensive work or surgery
At Austin Family Dentistry, we are able to offer safe, reliable sedation dentistry that fits your needs. It can be a great option for you whether it is needed due to surgery or because you have been putting off visiting the dentist because of the fear that you often experience. You can feel confident knowing that all sedation is performed in our office using the very safest practices available within the dental field.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry, contact us today!