If you are afraid of going to the dentist, you might feel as if you are one of the only people out there who is dealing with this problem. After all, all of your friends and family members might talk about their dental appointments and might all have pretty white teeth. However, even if you feel as if you are alone in your fears, you should know that you aren't. There are actually a lot of adults out there who are afraid of going to the dentist, too.
Just because you are afraid of going to the dentist doesn't mean that you should ignore your teeth. Instead, it means that you should look into options like sedation dentistry.
WithIV sedation anesthesiayou can be pleasantly sedated while your dentist is working his or her magic. This is a great way to rest and relax while you receive the essential dental care that you need. Not only can this make things easier for you, but it can make it easier for your dentist to get his or her job done. Often years of dentistry can be caught up in one, relaxing visit. Your teeth can be cleaned and polished, cavities filled, implants placed, crowns made, all while you snooze. You can even have a cosmetic makeover for the smile of your dreams!
If you have dental phobia, or are even just a little nervousness, IV sedationanesthesia may be the solution you are looking for.
Peter J. Samuels, DDS is a local Gettysburg dentist and a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.