Did you know that about half of all adults don’t follow through with their dental care on a regular basis? For many, dental anxiety is the reason for their hesitation. Others cite economic issues, but that’s not all. Some patients experience pain due to coexisting health issues when they come in for cleanings and other procedures. If any of that sounds familiar, you need to understand how sedation dentistry from Dr. Kamel can help you keep your smile healthy.
Dental anxiety affects around 15 percent of all dental patients according to most studies. It often makes accessing care difficult, but anxiety is treatable with medication. Sedation options allow patients to get the support they need at the level they need it, and they can be calibrated for the occasion. This makes it easier to navigate the appointment, and over time it can even lead to changing attitudes to dental treatment that reduce overall anxiety.
When dental procedures might be painful, we can give you sedation options to keep you comfortable. As your dentist in Woodbury, MN, we offer this service to any patient who expects they will experience a significant amount of pain for a procedure. Discuss your worries with us and find out what we can do to help.
People who have a complex relationship with the dentist often find themselves in a position where they need more invasive treatment than they otherwise would, and it’s because they neglected preventive care. Sedation gives those patients options that make treatment easier, so there’s less chance of developing complicated problems down the road.
If you need a dental appointment and you’re worried about anxiety or pain, contact us today. We’re ready to talk sedation options when you come in. Just let us know what you need.