Bristol Sedation Dentistry
Local anesthesia is a key part of your dental procedure - and definitely worth the shot!
Just what awaits you once you’re in the dental chair? It’s this very uncertainty that leads to so many patients experiencing anxiety in the office. But if you learn a little more about what’s available at Elkhart Dental Center, you may find yourself feeling less nervous next time there’s an appointment on the schedule.
While we strive to deliver compassionate treatment, that’s not always enough to put patients at ease. We’ve found that Bristol sedation dentistry offers up the other piece of the patient comfort puzzle. Dental sedation helps calm patients’ nerves, and allows you to welcome your dental treatment with open arms. Read on to learn more, or get in touch to request sedation for your next appointment.
Dental Anesthesia vs. Dental Sedation
Anesthesia is available at every dental practice, and administered whenever there’s potential for patient discomfort. This medication numbs the treatment site, preventing patients from experiencing any pain during their procedure. Dental anesthesia is injected locally, with one or more shots at the area to be treated. Topical anesthesia may also be used to prevent the local anesthetic needle being felt.
But pain is only one part of a dental procedure. What about the patients who are scared of needles, have extremely sensitive teeth, or bad gag reflexes? This is where dental sedation becomes an incredibly valuable tool. Different types of sedation are administered in varying ways, but they all have the same goal: to reduce patient anxiety.
Sedation slows the central nervous system and helps prevent anxiety signals from reaching the brain. Whether you have mild to moderate dental anxiety, or full-on dental phobia, sedation will make a big difference in allowing you to receive comfortable treatment.
By making your dental experiences positive, you become more accepting of the office and visit more regularly - leading to a boost in oral health. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more.