A Full Range Of Sedation Dentistry In Plainville, CT
- May 3, 2017
Many of our patients who suffer from dental anxiety will fall into one of three groups, when it comes to fear. These are by no means mutually exclusive, but it is nonetheless helpful to get a feel for which one sounds the most like your situation, so that Dr. Peltzer can adjust our strategic sedation dentistry plan for you so as to ensure that you will have a pleasant and pain-free experience whenever you are receiving dental care from us. Keep reading, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next appointment at Gentle Dental Care. In this case, the name says it all!
If you are among the fearful group, you may experience a knee-jerk reaction to an unpleasant dental episode from your own history. If you feel fear now when it comes to visiting the dentist or having a dentistry-related procedure it is more often than not due to a painful or unpleasant situation that already happened. It is an extremely common thing that we can help you work through. Don’t worry our team will be able to create better memories for you to draw upon in the future.
On the surface, the anxiety group is similar to the fearful group with one distinct difference: it stems from anxiety about the unknown and the notion that something bad could happen to you in the future–though not as the result of past experiences or real danger in the present moment. The good news is that this kind of dental anxiety is nothing that we can’t help you to work through.
If you fall into this group, you will feel a deep-seated, though unrealistic, fear of the dentist. It usually results in complete avoidance of the oral healthcare you deserve. And that can cause some real trouble for you in the end. Simple things that are left undiagnosed or untreated can turn into major problems that are more painful and costly to clean up.
Dr. Peltzer Will Deliver The Treatment That Suits Your Needs
As we alluded to already, the three main groups of patient-types discussed today, will each require their own unique approach to sedation dentistry. Lucky for you, Dr. Peltzer is highly skilled in administering a full range of sedation dentistry, including…
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is a milder form of sedation that allows the patient to relax enough to take the edge off and forget about their dental anxiety. It is delivered safely through a mask. This is a great option for patients who have a less severe fear of dentist and just need a little something to help them rest easy through their visit.
Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral conscious sedation, patients take a pill about an hour before the treatment. Similar to nitrous oxide, this method helps the patient relax but it is a stronger form of sedation that makes more sense for patients with stronger feelings of fear.
IV sedation is a much deeper method of sedation that we are qualified to offer. This is perfect for patients who have a debilitating fear of the dentist or for those with special needs. We often employ IV sedation on patients in order to complete multiple procedures in a single visit. FYI- this is not something you are going to find at most dentist’s offices in the Plainville area.
Let Dr. Peltzer Put Your Fears To Rest!
Contact us online today to schedule your next appointment at Gentle Dental Care. If your dental anxiety has kept you away, we’ll get you back on-track fast!