If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL.
Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that, of course, is it puts their dental health at risk.
There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain may be involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.
Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.
We offer oral conscious sedation. You take a sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. It’s effects last for a few hours, so when the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.
It is essential that you do not compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL may be just for you. People from North Athens, East Mooresville, and South Cullman come to our practice for complete general dentistry services, and much more. Schedule an appointment today!