Do you feel anxious when you think about walking into the dental office? Does the idea of having someone working inside your mouth cause your heart to race? You might have dental anxiety and you are not alone. Millions of patients experience feelings of stress, nervousness, or fear at the thought of visiting the dentist.
Don’t worry! We don’t take it personally. We know many of our patients have had negative experiences in the past and we'll do our best to change your opinion about dentistry, but we also realize that it’s not always possible. Some patients cannot even explain why they have dental anxiety, but that does not make it any less real.
Sedation Dentistry for Your Comfort
Oral sedation dentistry is for those patients who have significant concerns about going to the dental office for treatment. Oral sedation is a prescription medication that you take one hour prior to your appointment. You will feel completely relaxed and be unable to drive, so you will need a friend or family member to bring you to your appointment, pick you up afterward, and plan on staying with you the rest of the day.
When you take oral sedation medication, you will still be conscious, able to answer questions, and maintain your ability to follow instructions, but you will feel totally relaxed and you may experience some gaps in your memory after your appointment.
Do You Have Trouble Getting Numb?
Did you know that anxiety could make it more difficult for you to get numb? Rather than suffering through feelings of anxiety and worrying about if you are going to feel pain during your appointment, let us help you relax with sedation dentistry. That way, our anesthetic will be more effective and you won't feel a thing.
Call Us for a Consultation
Call Jones Lake Dental located in Moncton for a sedation consultation. Our entire team is compassionate and looks forward to giving you an outstanding experience.