When was the last time you had fun at the dentist? If your answer is “never”, you need to switch dentists and come to us.
Sedation dentistry is a great option for those who battle dental anxiety. Oral sedation is both safe and effective and has become the most common technique in the United States to help patients with dental anxiety. Best of all, the technique is easy and requires no needles. With oral sedation, you can essentially sleep through your dental procedures and wake up feeling relaxed knowing your procedure is over and you receive the dental care you needed. In fact, many patients who undergo intensive, hours-long dental procedures feel as if the procedure was just minutes long.
That said, let’s talk about an issue that’s a common denominator at every dental office: procedures that require numbing your mouth. They aren’t fun. You know you’re being sedated to avoid something painful. To add insult to injury, you talk funny the rest of the day and you drool like a hungry basset hound.
Sedation Dentistry For A Relaxing Dental Appointment
Sedation dentistry may be a good option for you if you are fearful, anxious or uncomfortable at the dentist’s office. There are many reasons you may be interested in sedation methods, such as:
- Bad dental experiences in your past
- Past dental trauma
- Discomfort experienced while in the treatment chair
- Need for multiple procedures to be performed in one appointment
Dental anxiety can be so overpowering that it prevents you from going to your routine dental appointments. When you don’t get the dental care you need, it can be difficult to avoid common dental problems like cavities and gum disease. Sedation dentistry provides relaxation so that you can go to your dental appointments successfully.
What Will You Eat Anything Afterwards If Your Mouth Is Numb?
Once your procedure has been completed, your mouth will remain numb for a couple of hours. This means that your loved ones will likely make fun of you for drooling while you’re awake. It also means that you won’t exactly be able to enjoy a large meal until your mouth is feeling back to normal.
If you like smoothies, rejoice. Any type of soft foods will do the trick: yogurt, oatmeal, soups, mashed potatoes and ice cream. If you want something more substantial, you can try eating a hearty stew. Don’t get too frustrated. This is only temporary and you’ll be back to eating meat and potatoes soon.
Call Us For A More Pleasant Dentist Experience
At Anacapa Dental Art Institute, we understand that between a trip to Disney World and a root canal, you’ll pick Disney World every time. But we promise we can make your visit as comfortable as possible. We’ll make you laugh. We’ll answer all your questions to give you peace of mind. We’ll get your teeth looking as good as Zac Efron. Call us or schedule an appointment online. You’ll be happy you did.