- Having Dental Phobia?
Having Dental Phobia?
Severe dental phobia is a real problem that affects many people. Most dental phobic people are afraid of possible pain they associate with going to the dentist. Thankfully, pain-free dentistry is finally becoming a reality thanks to the following modern breakthroughs. Knowing your dentists are highly experienced for the management of any phobic patient is another way to feel yourselves in good hands. We treat our patients as you are part of our family. Read the following information to help calm your dental phobia and get the nerves to get your teeth checked.
Many dental phobic people are afraid of what will happen if their anesthetic wears off during their surgery. We prefer local anesthetics, like Lidocaine, Articaine which are amongst the most popular new dental anesthetics for a variety of reasons. They include:
- Quicker Effects
- Longer Effectiveness
- Better Pain Killing
- More Accurately Numbing
- Less side effect and allergy risks
For your best comfort, we even use different techniques to make the injections pain free. Topical anesthetics applied prior to administering local anesthesia is another important step we follow to maximize your ease.
These days, dentists utilize a wide variety of sedation techniques for the severely dental phobic patients. These techniques vary in application and include oral anxiolytic medications prior to your treatment, conscious sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation.
Conscious sedation (currently unavailable) requires wearing a mask that slowly and subtly introduces you to a relaxing gas. This gas will kill your pain and make you only dimly aware of what is occurring.
Intravenous sedation requires inserting a small, pain-free needle into a vein in your hand, one that introduces a sedation agent directly into your blood stream. IV sedation is provided by an anesthetist during your treatment if you request so and should be booked earlier to arrange the best time that suits you and the anesthetist’s availability.