Contrary to popular myth, the first President George Washington never had wooden teeth. His dentures were made from ivory, gold, and other human teeth.
The dentures were apparently very uncomfortable and made Washington extremely self-conscious, causing his lower lip to jut out unnaturally. Dentists weren’t very popular back then, so teeth falling out and needing to be replaced was common.
For some people, dentists still aren’t very popular. The idea of going to the dentist adds stress and anxiety to their minds.
So, we thought you might benefit from some inside info that made sedation dentistry the right choice for so many of our other patients.
Today, I’m going to the top 2 most frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.
What Is Sedation For Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a safe, comfortable way to completely relax during dental appointments. It sounds impossible to believe, but with this technique you really can “sleep” right through a dental appointment. Depending on the level of sedation chosen, patients may or may not actually fall asleep, but they do experience a deep feeling of calm and peace. Combined with the careful application of a numbing agent to any sensitive areas, patients experience a comfortable relaxing session with us.
Who’s It For?
Sedation is right for anyone who wants the dental care they need without the anxiety. It is particularly useful if you:
- Have fears that make you delay or avoid proper dental care
- Have had a bad experience with dentists in the past
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Suffer acute or chronic jaw soreness
- Dislike the sights, sounds and smells associated with a dental office
- Have trouble getting numb
- Need a lot of work done, but don’t have time for several appointments
- Are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth and want to take action
- Sensitive teeth
- Hate the sight of needles
- Physical limitations such as back or neck problems
We realize there are tons of people who are scared of the dentist. But in reality people rarely report discomfort. We'll see you a few times to make sure everything is healing properly but otherwise you’ll be able to go about your daily activities without any changes to routine.
Are there any questions that keep coming up for you? If you don't ask you may never know...
Give us a call at 587-317-7713 (New Patients) or 403-980-0404 (Existing Patients) to tell us about it and I'll get the answers you need!