Oral sedation dentistry from your Greenville dentist solves various issues
It is now common knowledge that millions of people suffer from such intense dental anxiety that they completely avoid receiving professional care. If you feel any amount of fear or anxiety when facing dental care, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are more options today than to avoid the dentist or feel terrified while sitting in his or her chair. Today, you have the option of working with a dentist who understands your anxiety and offers solutions that work for you. As a compassionate holistic dentist, Dr. Palmer offers oral sedation dentistry to our patients from Greenville and surrounding areas.
You are deserving of skilled, gentle care that addresses your dental needs and caters to your wellbeing. There is no need for fear to keep you from visiting Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, as we know there are various reasons you may have avoided professional dental care. Some of the factors leading to dental anxiety include:
What many people fear about seeing their dentist is pain. Sadly, this fear can actually lead to putting off the very preventive care that can prevent painful situations. Often, those who harbor this type of anxiety have had an unpleasant dental experience at some point. While we use tools and techniques that minimize pain and incorporate numbing medication into treatments, we understand that there may even be a fear of the injection of anesthetic. Under the effects of a safe oral sedative, these feelings of anxiety dissipate and treatment can be easily conducted.
Most people have some degree of gag reflex. There are those, however, who experience this natural response even when they brush their teeth. When you have a strong gag reflex, you may feel embarrassed to visit your dentist, knowing that having your mouth open for examinations or cleanings will lead to gagging. In addition to trying different positioning during treatment, such as sitting up, we find that the use of oral sedative relaxes both the mind and the muscles, diminishing this reflex sufficiently for total comfort.
Extent of care
People who are afraid to visit the dentist are likely to put off receiving care. Even those who do not have dental anxiety can go years without a professional check-up and cleaning simply because life gets so busy that this important care is put off. Those who have not visited their dentist for many years may develop a fear over the extent of care that will be needed to restore optimal oral health. Whether this is related to fear, or simply a matter of time management, the use of oral sedation allows us to complete several forms of treatment in a single visit, while you rest comfortably.
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry is dedicated to providing gentle, effective care in ways that encourage you to maintain regular visits. We understand your fears, and we will help you through them with the appropriate sedation. Contact us to arrange your visit with Dr. Palmer today.