Fear of the dentist is nothing new. It’s not even that uncommon. Around 30% of Americans have some kind of anxiety about going to the dental office. There’s nothing wrong with this fear – unless it’s keeping you from getting the oral health treatments you really need.
The simple answer is sedation dentistry. At Madison Smile Solutions we will work with you to determine where your anxiety comes from and whether or not this is an option for you.
How It Works
Sedation dentistry is often referred to as sleep dentistry because they are both about helping you relax during the actual procedure. The difference, though, is for actual sedation dentistry you are normally awake for the procedure. You simply take a small pill about an hour before your visit so you’ll be completely relaxed when you arrive.
(Note, you will need someone to bring you to the appointment and then to take you home, because you will not be in a condition to do so yourself.)
Is It For You?
There are different levels of sedation, so even if you’re a little concerned about the upcoming procedure, be sure to speak to us so we can make sure you get the proper treatment.
Sedation isn't just for those major procedures. Some patients get extremely anxious about cleanings and fillings, too. We understand those concerns, and we’ll talk about your options and determine what is right for you.
At Madison Smile Solutions, we’re committed to creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for you. Contact us today to set up the best dental appointment you’ll never remember.