Many people have a fear of going to the dentist. Unfortunately, putting off important cleanings and exams can end up causing more dental problems, increasing those fears and compounding the problem. Fortunately, sedation dentistry in Florida can help.
Just about everyone has some anxiety when going to the dentist, but for certain people, the thought is literally terrifying. But putting off dental care often results in a painful problems as well as an unattractive smile. A caring dentist like you’ll find at Stuart Dental Spa, combined with sedation dentistry, is often the best solution to ensure good oral health.
Sedation dentistry in Florida can benefit patients who not only have high anxiety and fear of going to the dentist, it can also be a good option for patients who have physical limitations like back and neck problems, difficulty becoming numb with local anesthesia, extensive treatment needs, a severe gag reflex or other issues.
This option can even provide a practically anxiety-free experience, allowing those with fears to feel safe and comfortable, through a calm, peaceful environment combined with sedatives or other pharmacological agents to help relax the nervous system.
Remember that by putting off regular exams and cleaning, plaque inevitably builds up; the bacteria in plaque produces toxins that can irritate the gums, eventually causing inflammation which can affect the entire body, often resulting in other health issues. Gum disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, making regular dental exams and cleanings a must.
If you fear dental appointments and tend to put off keeping your teeth and mouth healthy, calling your South Florida dentist, like Dr. Rita Medwid, can get the ball rolling to determine if sedation dentistry in Florida is right for you. If you are a good candidate, the dentist will then select an appropriate sedative or anti-anxiety medication for you to take at a particular time before your appointment. These widely-prescribed medications are known to ease anxiety and help patients relax – so that you can enjoy a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile without the undue stress.