- November 20, 2015
Sedation Dentistry For Comfortable Appointments
Welcome back to our oral health blog!
If you are in need of a gentle dentist in the Williamsburg, VA area, Historic Triangle Dental Care is just the place for you.
We try to make it easy and comfortable for all of our patients to receive the care that they need. Our staff is friendly and our atmosphere is inviting, but we are also equipped with vehicles for sedation dentistry, in case you need a little more relaxation to face your procedure.
It’s alright if you are not gung-ho about your next visit to the dentist.
There are many folks in Virginia who put off their appointments because of a condition known as dental anxiety.
This is when your fear of the dentist paralyzes you into inaction, and your health pays the price.
The root of such anxiety can lie in a bad experience in the past, or in a more general fear of the unknown. Either way, it is never in your best interest to let your fears get the better of you.
The Importance Of Dental Checkups
The ADA recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a stretch. You should also be flossing and rinsing with fluoride. But even if you are diligent about your home hygiene practices, there will still be bacteria, tartar, and plaque that slips through the cracks and threatens to cause gum disease and tooth decay, among other things.
Did you know that gum disease is actually linked to heart disease and certain forms of cancer?
Well, it is!
Like it or not, the biggest component of keeping your mouth healthy is actually accomplished at the dentist’s office. Only our professional cleaning methods can eradicate all of those aforementioned threats in your mouth. This type of preventative maintenance should be done every 3-6 months.
When are here and your Williamsburg, VA dentists examine your mouth, they can alert you to any emerging concerns. In many cases these are issues that could be easily treated if caught early saving you unnecessary pain and expense down the road.
Doesn’t that sound like the way to go?
Finding a dentist that you can trust, and scheduling regular appointments at their practice, will help keep your oral health in good shape and will also help you achieve the best-looking smile possible.
But we understand that it is easier said than done when you are in the grips of dental anxiety. We know that this is a serious condition that can do a lot of damage if not addressed, which is why we offer sedation dentistry at Historic Triangle Dental Care.
As we mentioned earlier, we will do everything in our power to put you at ease while you are entrusted to our care. For patients who live with mild to moderate fear of the dentist, we offer oral conscious sedation.
What is oral conscious sedation?
This is a prescription sedative that you can take about an hour before your dental appointment.
It is powerful, so you will definitely need to line up a friend to drive you to and from the appointment.
The sedative will take effect pretty quickly and will last for several hours making you feel completely relaxed while you are at our office. It is possible that you will drift off to sleep, and even if you don’t sleep, you may have no recollection of your dental procedures once they are over.
That doesn’t sound so bad, right?
We Are Here To Help
Our goal is to get you back on track as soon as possible. You won’t have to worry about getting lectured in regards to your situation.
We just hope we can make your dental experiences moving forward much better for you. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
If you are ready to make your next appointment, contact our Williamsburg, VA dental office today!