Are you a Halethorpe resident? Then, come to Catonsville Dental Care so that we can take care of your oral health care needs! We’re less than ten minutes away from Halethorpe and specialize in sedation dentistry. We understand that many people are afraid of coming into a dentist’s office. Not only do we focus on family dentistry, but we provide gentle dentistry as well. A focus on family, gentle, and sedation dentistry makes us one of the top dentist’s offices in Baltimore County! If you’re a Halethorpe resident who’s curious about coming into our establishment, but cosmetic dental procedures make you feel a little uneasy, then keep reading! We’re here to explain the benefits behind sedation dentistry.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Holding off a doctor’s visit due to anxiety can hurt your health. If the thought of seeing a dentist unnerves you, then sedation dentistry takes away the pain. Typical types of sedation include oral sedation, sedation that you inhale such as nitrous oxide or better known as laughing gas, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Each work to put a patient to sleep or numb the mouth to make oral cleaning much more manageable. Now that you know what sedation is, here are some of the benefits behind it:
1) Less Anxiety
Depending on the patient, the level of nervousness varies. Some patients only have a small amount of pre-procedure anxiety, which is normal. Most people experience the “white coat effect.” Other patients become entirely overwhelmed and have a fear that a dental procedure will cause them extreme pain or go awry. Anesthesia takes away the anxiety of the more nervous patients.
2) Reduces Gag Reflexes
Patients having uncontrollable spasms can damage their throat. Because a dentist needs to delve deep into the oral cavity, gag reflexes prevent this. Sedation dentistry paralyzes the gag reflex so that a dentist can finish their job in a timely fashion.
3) Painless, Quick Procedures
Most people don’t like spending a lot of unnecessary time at appointments. Sedation theory makes dental procedures go by faster because the dentist doesn’t have to worry about the patient’s reactions or constant movements. Also, because sedation numbs the pain, you can sit back, relax, and begin to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr,Twitter,andYouTube.