Dental anxiety plagues millions of people. It causes them to cringe at the idea of a visit to the dentist, even for a simple exam. It is not a joke and it can lead to severe dental health issues that might have otherwise been avoided. At our Overland Park, KS office, we offer sedation dentistry as a way to alleviate patients of their dental anxiety. There are many benefits of sedation dentistry.
Dr. Ross S. Headley and our team understand that many people fear the loss of control or the risk of pain that is commonly associated with dental work. Even though we use the latest technologies that provide painless procedures, many people have had upsetting experiences elsewhere and they lead to anxiety. To ensure that patients do not jeopardize oral health out of fear, we offer them the comfort of sedation.
What is sedation dentistry? It is the option of using oral sedation that allows them to be entirely relaxed and to feel no pain, but to do so without the need for injections. After all, even the amazing results of lidocaine (also called Novocain) can cause patients great stress because it is administered via an injection.
With our options for sedation dentistry, a patient is given a prescription medication taken prior to their visit. Without any needles or upset, they are relaxed and guaranteed a pain-free visit. They will require someone to drive them to and from our office, but they can have several treatments done during their visit without experiencing any sort of discomfort, pain or anxiety.
The most important of the many benefits of sedation dentistry is the fact that it will enable patients normally fearful of treatment to get several things done at once. Rather than avoiding the dentist for a long period of time, allowing their dental health to decline and any problems to grow more and more severe, the sedation gives them the chance to take care of it all at once.
Contact Our Overland Park Dentist
For more information about overcoming dental anxiety via sedation dentistry, please give us a call. You can reach us by phoning us at (913) 491-6874. You can also use our online contact form and Dr. Headley or one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about sedation dentistry, read our sedation dentistry overview blog.