Dr. Norkiewicz and Dr. Avila-Gnauof Rockville Dental Arts in Rockville, MD are well aware of the realities of dental anxiety and dental fear. As your dentist in Rockville, MD, they know that you may hesitate to get proper care or treatment because of anxiety around dental visits. Like you, a huge portion of the adult population actually hesitates to get checkups and cleanings, as well as more involved treatment, until necessary. This can lead to major and costly problems, and the benefits of sedation dentistry go well beyond saving money.
When we say sedation dentistry we mean oral sedation, which does a lot more than put you into a sort of twilight prior to your treatment. When you discuss your needs with our sedation dentist, you will learn that the benefits of sedation dentistry include:
Reduction of anxiety prior to the visit
This is very helpful over the short-term as it guarantees you won’t feel any sort of panic in the hours before treatment, and will indeed come in for the care.
Eliminate pain and anxiety during the visit
As you are treated by our team, you will be calm and utterly relaxed. Some patients are so relaxed that they actual drift into a light sleep while we do even complex treatments.
Reduce the reoccurrence of anxiety in the future
Whether you realize it, one of the most measurable benefits of sedation dentistry is that it actually begins to reduce your experience of anxiety around dental visits. The more often you use the sedation dentistry, the more you get a positive reinforcement about dental care. Sooner than you think, you will associate a visit to our office as a positive and relaxing experience.
It provides you with a route to optimal oral health
We are glad to provide you with the benefits of sedation dentistry for complex procedures like root canals, but also for simple treatments like cleanings, if that is of benefit to you. This makes getting your preventative dentistry needs met, and boosts your overall oral health.
If you have additional questions about the benefits of sedation dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Rockville, MD office at (301) 424-2030. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.