The facts about sedation dentistry
Does your heart start pounding every time you think about going to the dentist? You don’t know why you are afraid to have dental work done; you just know you’d rather not go see the dentist. That can be a mistake, because what starts out as a small dental issue can turn into a major dental problem. Now, there’s help for dental anxiety with sedation dentistry! Dr. Paul LeTellier at Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia wants you to know how sedation dentistry can help you.
There are many reasons why you might have dental anxiety; whether it’s the fear of needles, the vulnerability of lying in a dental chair, or the sounds of the office, dental anxiety is real and needs to be dealt with. Dr. LeTellier wants to put your mind at ease because you can get your work completed with the right dental sedation treatment.
Dr. LeTellier will provide oral sedation first. This allows you to be mildly relaxed but still conscious; you will still be able to answer questions. Some of the oral medications used include Valium or Halcyon, among others.
You may or may not want to add inhaled conscious sedation which is usually nitrous oxide inhaled through a nosepiece. Nitrous oxide provides additional relaxation and the effects leave your system quickly once your treatment is completed. You may feel light-headed during your treatment.
For more information on sedation dentistry techniques and why it will work for you, please visit the sedation dentistry page at http://www.chesapeakefamilydentistry.com/sedation-dentistry.html
If you have dental anxiety, you can still get needed dental work completed easily and quickly with sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is completely safe because you will be monitored throughout your appointment. So stay calm and call Dr. Paul LeTellier at Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia. You owe it to yourself to have a comfortable, calm relationship with dentistry, so call today!