Are you someone who is nervous about going to the dentist or would rather suffer through the pain of a toothache than go to the dentist? Believe us when we tell you, you are not alone! According to research completed by the British Dental Health Foundation, 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear – which equates to about 30 million to 40 million people. Whether you are someone who has anxiety about seeing a dentist or has a phobia of going to the dentist, we have several options available to help give you peace of mind!
What is sedation dentistry? Sedation Dentistry is a dental procedure which uses “medication” as a method to help patients relax and feel pain-free during their treatment.
We offer several methods to help keep you relaxed and pain-free:
- Anesthesia: Used to numb your gums, teeth and surrounding areas, block pain and help you relax.
- Nitrous Oxide: AKA, “laughing gas.” Used to relax you, help you feel calm, and block pain while keeping you conscious.
- Oral Sedation: A deeper sedation procedure which allows you to relax and helps block pain. Used to create a comfortable experience while maintaining a level of consciousness.
36% of Americans, who didn’t see a dentist regularly, said that fear was the main reason. We want to make sure you are comfortable, relaxed, anxiety-free, and pain-free – before, during and after your visit. Sedation Dentistry is a safe and viable option for anyone who is nervous or fearful about seeing a Dentist. See how Acre Wood Dental can help make your visit tranquil.