Dental phobia is a common condition that affects many of our patients here at Germantown Dental Group. Our dentists are committed to helping patients who have anxiety about treatment because the consequences of avoiding necessary dental work can be quite serious. In addition to negatively affecting the appearance of your smile, neglecting relatively simple dental concerns, such as a cavity or minor gum inflammation, can develop into much more complicated—and costly—issues in the future. With sedation dentistry, you can overcome your fear of the dentist and keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
Sedation dentistry, or “sleep” dentistry, can benefit patients who:
- Feel uncomfortable around needles
- Feel uneasy in dental offices and have difficulty keeping still
- Have heightened sensitivity of the teeth or gums
- Have an overactive gag reflex
- Do not respond well to local anesthetics
At Germantown Dental Group, we use oral conscious sedation, which allows you to enter a sleep-like state for the duration of your visit. Though you will still be able to communicate with the dentist, you should feel completely relaxed. Some patients feel so comfortable and relaxed during treatment that they have no memory of the procedure after it is complete.
If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety and would like to learn more about conquering dental phobia with sedation dentistry, we encourage you to contact Germantown Dental Group today.