Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Oral health is tied to a long list of general health concerns. Perhaps you already know that there are direct links to heart health and gum health? If not, you should understand that the well-being of your teeth and gums is closely connected to your overall health and wellness. This is why we encourage patients of Dr. Richard Bernstein Dentistry in Cherry Hill, NJ to consider whether they are a candidate for sedation dentistry.
How would this affect your health? Well, if you look at statistics relating to the issue of dental anxiety, you see that more than 70% of adults avoid dental visits because they suffer from sort of fear of the dentist. It may not be fear of the actual dentist, per se, but instead fear of needles, of dental exams or simply of someone poking around their mouth. Because of that, they skip general exams and cleanings. This leads to much more advanced oral health issues that cost more to repair and which typically come with treatments that might only worsen dental anxiety (such as root canals and even extractions).
As your trusted family dentist in Cherry Hill, we want you to take some time to determine if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry. You can do that with a single question: Did I skip an annual cleaning and exam because I fear the dentist?
If you answered “yes”, then you are a candidate for sedation dentistry.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
There are a few ways we can work as your sedation dentist option. The first is very simple and involves your taking a prescription medication before your visit. You will require a driver to transport you to and from the visit, but you will feel calm and relaxed throughout. If you prefer not to see or experience awareness, we have in-office sedation such as gas that creates a “twilight” condition in which you are aware of yourself but have no memory of the visit.
Those who use our sedation dentistry services say that it puts such a positive spin on their experiences, that they cease to feel anxiety or fear when thinking about appointments!
Suffer from Dental Anxiety? Sedation Dentistry Might Be for You
Are you a candidate for sedation dentistry? If you are still unsure, feel free to give us a call at our Cherry Hill, NJ office at 856-616-9191. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.