Dental anxiety is a common problem that many people experience. It often arises when people feel a sense of loss of control. They worry about undergoing treatment, whether they need the treatment, what it will feel like, etc. In this state, a person is far more likely to suffer or feel pain, which will only worsen matters. To help relax patients, our dentists at G2 Anesthesia Services Inc. use sedation dentistry. At your next appointment, tell our dentist if you have dental anxiety. They can help you determine the right sedation dentistry option for your needs.

Causes of Dental Anxiety

Several factors can cause dental anxiety. In many cases, the perception of going to the dentist can be more powerful than the reality. Patients can develop anxiety from bad experiences with previous dentists. In other cases, patients may worry about feeling pain or getting an unexpected, expensive procedure. Some patients experience dental anxiety when they know they need treatment, such as a root canal, extraction, or periodontal surgery.

How to Manage Dental Anxiety?

Dental anxiety can be an overwhelming experience. Often, patients who experience severe anxiety require help from medication or sedation. Our dentists offer sedation dentistry, and many patients experience little to no discomfort throughout the procedure. Sedation dentistry involves oral or IV sedation, depending on your anxiety level. Both sedation options are completely safe and controlled by the dentist. 

Sedation Dentistry

Many patients who are nervous about going to the dentist have dental anxiety. Patients with dental anxiety may feel anxious about attending dental appointments or visiting the dentist for routine care. Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to calm a patient’s nerves. Sedation dentistry is available for adults and children and can be used during various treatments. Those who experience dental anxiety may benefit from sedation dentistry.

Is Sedation Right for Me?

Sedation dentistry is for anyone nervous about their dental appointment. During your consultation, your dentist will determine if you’re a good candidate for sedation. This is the only way to find out for sure, so it’s essential to ask your dentist if you’re a good candidate for sedation.

Is Sedation Safe?

You might be concerned about the safety of sedation dentistry, but rest assured that sedation is very safe. Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients. The medication is delivered intravenously or via a dental appliance. An anesthesia professional will monitor the patient during treatment and provide medications and dose adjustments as needed.

Visit G2 Anesthesia Services Inc. in Louisville, KY, or call (833) 336-8482 to consult our dentist today to see how sedation dentistry can change your dental experience.


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