Don't Fear the Dentist
By Santa Rosa Dental Care
March 01, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Dental fears are mostly unfounded, but they still have the power to keep many patients from getting the treatments they need, when they dental anxietyneed them. The dental team at Santa Rosa Dental Care in Santa Rosa, CA, is committing to ensuring that you have a relaxed and comfortable experience when you visit their office. Sedation dentistry will help eliminate many of your fears.

Dental Fears
Many patients  unfortunately  develop fears of the dentist at a very young age, which is why it is can be a very difficult problem to overcome—even as adults. The main reason for the anxiety is the fear of feeling pain, as the nerves are especially sensitive in the mouth. Some people have general anxiety about being in the dentist’s chair and hearing the sound of dental tools. Your next visit to the dentist can be easy and free from discomfort thanks to sedation dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry
The goal of sedation dentistry is to calm both the patient and the nerves  inside  the teeth so that dental procedures can be performed safely and quickly. The type of sedation used depends on your unique case, including the type of procedure and your level of anxiety. You’ll be asked detailed questions about your medical history, including medications you’re taking and any allergies. Your Santa Rosa, CA,  dentist  will then consult you about the various options available to you so that you can decide how to proceed.

Your Sedation Options
For relatively minor dental treatments, like professional cleanings or cavity fillings, a topical and/or local anesthetic (Novocain injection) may be used. Treatments that require a more invasive procedure (like a root canal) may call for nitrous oxide (inhalation sedation) or oral sedation medication.

No More Fear
The dental team at Santa Rosa Dental Care in Santa Rosa, CA, are dedicated to ensuring that you have as comfortable an experience as possible. Call (707) 921-1970 today to make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Elliott, Dr. Luke Landeros, or Dr. Robert Lund.