Overcome Anxiety at Our Novi Dental Office with Sedation Dentistry Options
Don’t worry, many people fear visiting the dentist office. For some, the mere scent of a dental office is enough to give them anxiety or nervousness. Dental health is a necessity, so don’t cancel your routine checkups and cleanings. Thankfully, there's an answer to your dental anxiety. Two words: sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry allows you to relax during a procedure or getting your teeth cleaned. Depending on what our office offers, you can either get partially or fully sedated. In many cases, it will be beneficial for Dr. Tariq to evaluate which type of sedation is best for your level of dental anxiety.
Partial sedation may be the ideal solution for short procedures such as a cleaning, x-rays or treating a single cavity. Partial sedation allows you to remain awake, but you aren’t fully capable of processing everything going on around. In most cases, your mind will wander until the sedation wears off, well after the procedure is complete.
If your dental fear or dental anxiety doesn’t strike until you are actually in the chair, partial sedation may be a suitable choice for the majority of procedures you could need. However, if you are constantly ignoring the voice in the back of your head to cancel your appointment or find yourself commonly giving into this voice, you may want to pursue full sedation.
If your fear of the dentist is beyond simply getting nervous as your appointment draws near, full sedation may be your best approach to tackling your dental anxiety. The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone in your fear. Dental fear is common today and most dentists offer some form of sedation.
Full sedation allows you to be completely “knocked out” or asleep during the entirety of your procedure, cleaning or exam. You will simply fall asleep at the beginning of your appointment, and wake up with a better more functional smile!
Don't be afraid to ask Dr. Tariq any questions you have about sedation dentistry. Call our Novi dental office at (248) 624-2701 and see how we can still protect and improve your smile, despite your dental fears.