By Kenneth Krause, DMD
December 15, 2016
Category: Oral Health

If you have anxiety surrounding the dentist then it’s time to find out how sedation dentistry could help you.

We know that for many people the idea of going to visit the dentist isn’t really a day at the beach. Of course, these routine visits are dental anxietynecessary if you want to get a clean bill of health from our Westfield, IN dentists, Drs. Kenneth and Katie Krause. But sometimes your dental anxiety can be so bad that it can actually prevent you from getting the care your smile needs. This is where sedation dentistry comes in.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation is something that our Westfield general dentists have been using for a while to help patients overcome their dental fears and relax during their next dental procedure so that they can get the proper care their teeth and/or gums need to be healthy. Sedation is administered, often through inhalation or by taking a prescription medication, to help the anxiety-riddled patient achieve a relaxed state while in the dentist’s chair.

What are the benefits to getting sedation dentistry?

Just from what we’ve told you already you may have been able to figure out the benefits for yourself. Here are some of the advantages to choosing sedation dentistry in Westfield:

A painless procedure: Sedation dentistry makes it possible for our patients to undergo the treatments they need while also remaining calm and relaxed. Through nitrous oxide inhalation (also known as “laughing gas”) or anti-anxiety medication, we make it easier for patients to get through their dental procedure without fear of pain.

You’ll stay relaxed: We will decide which form of sedation is right for you but one thing is for certain: whatever form we choose together will help keep you stress-free during your procedure. This is also a major benefit for patients who find it challenging or even uncomfortable to sit in a dental chair for long periods of time due to certain health conditions like ADHD or neck problems.

More efficient treatment: Some treatments may take longer than expected if the patient is stressed out or moving around too much, but sedation dentistry can make it easier to stay calm and to remain in one position without feeling stressed, uncomfortable or anxious. This ultimately means that we will get your treatment done more efficiently.

Don’t let dental fears dictate whether you get the proper professional dental care you need to keep your smile healthy. The dental experts at Krause Dental in Westfield, IN are here to make sure that trips to the dentist are a breeze.