Do you or a loved one suffer from anxiety over having a tooth extracted, or over any dental care? You are not alone, over 92 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety over receiving even minor dental care. This has resulted in poor oral health for millions of people and families. At Reason To Smile our staff are committed to your complete comfort and ease. We know dental care is vital to good oral health and longevity of teeth.
There are several options, medically, that can ease a patient’s anxiety levels before and during a tooth extraction. At Reason To Smile we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
Sedation Dentistry is the solution!
You’ve probably already had some form of sedation dentistry and not even realized it. Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is common and widely used. While this is all some patients need to feel comfortable, in the case of a tooth extraction, there are other options for those patients who have a higher level of anxiety.
Sedation Dentistry, especially pediatric sedation, takes a high level of specialized training. At Reason To Smile, our staff is trained in; advanced methods of sedation dentistry, each form of sedation treatment and how it works, customizing treatment plans to fit the individual needs and how to converse with a sedated person. We are committed to your overall well-being and want you to have a positive experience in our office.
Pediatric Sedation is important to positive dental experiences
The experiences children have at a young age can mold how they react to those experiences throughout their entire lives. Having positive dental experiences will lead to consistent and healthy oral hygiene throughout their lives. Pediatric dental sedation for a tooth extraction serves multiple purposes. Not only does it alleviate any anxiety and fear, it also gives our staff the opportunity to do more work in one visit without your child feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. This saves parents time and keeps dental office visits to a minimum. For children, we offer nitrous oxide as a sedation dentistry option to reduce anxiety.
Additional benefits of dental sedation for tooth extraction
Sedation dentistry is helpful in managing pain, discomfort, anxiety and fear. In easing anxiety symptoms, muscles are naturally more relaxed leading to less soreness after your extraction, speeding healing time.
Some forms of sedation actually have an amnesiac effect, so the patient won’t even remember most of the visit. Throughout the procedure patients will be relaxed and calm, able to follow directions and answer questions, but the memories following will be softened to a comfortable feeling.
Sedation dentistry isn’t necessary in every extraction case. However, if you or your child have had a difficult visit to the dentist and have let that keep you from regular dental visits, then sedation could be the answer for you. If you live in or near the Salt Lake Valley, let our staff tell you about your sedation dentistry options! Let us give you a Reason 2 smile, call us at 1-(801) 618-3399!