How Sedation Fits With Dental Care

How Sedation Fits With Dental Care

Good dental care is all about tooth brushing and occasional dental x-rays….isn’t it? Actually there are many sides to good dental hygiene practices. Part of it is what you do at home: the brushing and flossing, plus good habits like limiting sugary drinks and not crunching on ice. Another side of good dental care is what happens during dental office visits. And when anxiety or fear of discomfort is keeping you from seeing your dentist, proper dental sedation services can make a difference.

Yep: It’s Resolution Time!

You might have noticed that 2018 is about to be here. That means oh so many things. From where we sit, of course, it means that if 2017 was not a very successful year for you and your smile, it might be time to wipe the slate clean (which is sort of what the New Year and your resolutions are all about) and begin again. Forget anything you view as a failure regarding your grin and instead, focus on how wonderful this new set of 12 months will be for you. Where to begin? Well, resolve to give dental sedation a chance. We can guide you through some easy ways to make that happen.

Sedation: Why Step-By-Step Is Best!

Even though you might recognize wholly and completely that dental sedation can be the very beneficial solution you need, that doesn’t mean you are having an easy experience. Of course, this can cause you some serious frustration. It might even cause you to choose to disregard your plans for coming in to learn more and to receive care. So, how to avoid getting a little scared and running in the opposite direction? We suggest: Take steps.

Why We Love Sedation For Our Patients

Why do we offer dental sedation, you wonder? Are you curious about our thoughts on the topic and how it makes our team feel? Perhaps you feel a little embarrassed about your tendency to feel anxious about dentistry but then you realize, “Hey, this practice is offering a variety of choices. It must mean they are supportive.” You’re on target here, for certain. To learn more, consider our perspective. It might make you feel even better!

Sedation: Write Out Your Concerns

The thing you’ve probably come to realize about dental care is that if you choose dental sedation, your worries will melt away. That is, you understand this on an intellectual level. So, if that’s true, then why haven’t you been in to see us for your smile care yet? Why do you keep putting off your treatment because you feel nervous even though you know sedation will calm your nerves? We can help you get to the bottom of resolving this issue, so you can see us very soon.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!