Many people hate the thought of going to the dentist, but they go and have their teeth cleaned or repaired without any real problem. Others are a bit more fearful for dental procedures, even minor ones, and require nitrous oxide to get through the procedure. Others still, are so fearful and anxious that they will forgo proper dental care, putting their teeth and their health at risk, because they are severely distraught at the thought of going to the dentist. Their fear is so overpowering that they’d rather put up with dental pain instead of visit the dentist. Of course, dental pain is usually caused by decay. Untreated, this can lead to abscess or infection that can become serious and lead to severe health problems and even eventually death. Fortunately, the Dental Clinic in St Peter, MN offers sedation dentistry, making it possible for even the most anxious of patients to sail through their dental visit without a care in the world.
Many dental offices, such as the dental clinic in St Peter, MN, offer oral sedation for the distressed patient. Oral sedation is very safe and allows the patient to relax and receive the dental work they require, all while in such a relaxed state that they may not even remember the procedure once it is done. It’s recommended that the patient arrange for a ride to the dentist and back home again, as it will take a bit of time for the medication to wear off, and it won’t be safe to drive. In preparation for the dental visit, the patient takes a pill, approximately about an hour before the dental appointment. Before actually beginning the dental procedure, the dentist will administer an additional pill, crushed and placed under the tongue, to help relieve any remaining anxiety, if necessary. The next thing the patient will be aware of is the dental work already completed and it being time for them to go home. No stress! No worries!
Many don’t realize that dental care is directly related to a person’s overall health. Because of this, dental care should not be neglected, no matter how much anxiety the patient feels. Most dental office’s will encourage the patient to “Contact us” to learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can help the most fearful patients become relaxed.