Cavities are worrying enough even in the best of circumstances – when you have a possible cavity AND issues with dental anxiety, your position can be a particularly tough one. While you may have struggles with sitting down in the dentist’s chair, you should be aware that by putting off treatment, you put yourself at risk for more problems. This means you could wind up needing more restorative dental work because you waited for treatment! Your Prairie Village, KS dentist appreciates that anxiety can make oral health care difficult. Our dental practice can work with you to make your experience as pleasant as possible, and free of any needless discomfort.
Anxiety About Dental Work Can Make It Harder To Maintain Your Oral Health
If you struggle to make trips to the dentist’s office, you can have a harder time with tooth decay and gum disease, simply because you are not receiving regular dental exams. Anxiety over oral health treatment is a difficult situation for someone to be in, because it makes care more difficult to access, while leaving them in a situation where they are more vulnerable to oral health problems!
Using Sedation To Ease Your Discomfort During A Procedure
If you struggle with unease generally, or if you have anxieties about a particular procedure, discuss oral sedation with your dentist. The right sedative will be able to keep you relaxed for the entire procedure, meaning you can have work done without suffering from unease. With nitrous oxide, it is possible for someone to enjoy the benefits of sedation, while recovering in time to safely drive home. You can also take an oral sedative – the effects can be more potent, but they will last longer, so you will need to arrange a ride to and from your appointment.
OraVerse Can Reduce Your Discomfort After Work Is Performed
In addition to making you comfortable in the dentist’s chair, your dentist uses OraVerse to ensure you are comfortable after you leave! If you have a restorative procedure like a root canal performed, your dentist can use OraVerse to address the effects of anesthetic AROUND the tooth that undergoes work. While you continue to be free from discomfort, you can regain sensation, which will make it easier for you to speak, while making you more comfortable overall.
Dr. Browne Can Help You Enjoy A More Comfortable Treatment Experience
If you feel nervous about a particular procedure, or about dental care in general, Dr. Browne is ready to help you! Our practice takes pride in making patients more comfortable. In addition to maintaining a welcoming environment, and using appearance-friendly restorations, we can help you stay calm by offering sedation when it might be appropriate. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.