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You’re not alone. Most Americans have some degree of fear of going to the dentist’s office. Somewhere around 10 to 20 percent of Americans are so anxious about going to the dentist, that they simply stopped going. Though it may be tough for you and countless others to visit the dentist’s office, there are two things that can make your experience exponentially better: sedation and patient education.

How Sedation Dentistry Can Take the Edge Off

When some people think of sedation in a medical environment, they assume they’ll be given a heavy enough dose to sleep through whatever procedure they’re having done. Those same people would probably be surprised to find out that you don’t have to be asleep to enjoy many of the best benefits of sedation. With conscious sedation, you’re giving enough of a dose of a sedative to suppress your consciousness without inducing sleep.

For shorter procedures, your dentist may recommend mild sedation – it’ll stop your mind from racing and will wear off before long. For longer procedures, your dentist may recommend moderate sedation, while will both stop your mind from racing and help you easily relax in the chair without feeling the urge to adjust or get up.

Patient Education

You’ve already started it by simply looking into how sedation dentistry can make for a much more positive experience at the dentist’s office. Keep it up. Learning more about what to expect from your dentist and getting more information about the procedure you need can erase all the question marks and help you feel more assured when you go in for your appointment. People fear the unknown. But when the unknown is brought to light, they tend to feel better about things. 

Get More Information

Take the next step and erase any unknowns about your oral health. Click here to schedule a consultation with a dentist in Corpus Christi, TX and be sure to inquire about your options for sedation.

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