Have you had an unpleasant experience at the dentist? Do you experience dental anxiety?
You are not alone. The Academy of General Dentistry predicts that over 40 million Americans have dental anxiety.
The team at Lowcountry Family Dentistry understands that past experiences can make it difficult to visit the dentist. However, letting your dental anxiety prevent you from visiting the dentist twice a year can impact your oral health. Routine dentistry is vital for enjoying a healthy, beautiful and confident smile. Avoiding routine dental exams can lead to more complex dental health issues and eventually impact the health, function, and appearance of your smile.
We know visiting the dentist can be stressful and that is why we provide high-quality, compassionate dentistry for patients of all ages in the Beaufort SC area. We are a judgement-free dentist office. Our team of dentists and dental care professionals have built a dental practice solely focused on the comfort and care of our patients. When you visit our dentist office, you become a member of our dental care family. We take the time to get to know you- we listen, ask questions, and encourage you to voice your concerns. Our dentists explain all aspects of your treatment so you can take a proactive role in your oral health care. We help our patients make educated and informed decisions so they feel more confident when receiving treatment.
Overcoming Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry helps patients overcome their dental anxiety. Using a form of sedation dentistry can allow your dentist to provide multiple treatments in a single visit to our office. Patients who require substantial work or more advanced treatments such as bone grafting, dental implants or a full smile makeover may also benefit from sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry allows patients to feel completely and totally relaxed during their procedure while remaining alert and awake. Your dentist will discuss your sedation options with you before treatment. The type of sedation you receive will depend on your personal goals, necessary treatment, and your medical history.
- Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask. Patients will feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease for the duration of their treatment. Once the procedure is complete, the nitrous mask is removed, and the effects ware off immediately allowing patients to resume their daily routines and safely drive themselves home.
- Oral Sedation: Oral conscious sedation is taken in pill form before your scheduled appointment. Oral sedation allows patients to remain calm and relaxed throughout their treatment and able to freely communicate with their dental care team. Patients will require an escort to and from treatment.
Enjoy A Healthy Smile
Maintaining your oral health is important. A healthy, well-kept smile allows you to eat, speak and smile freely and comfortably. Do not let dental anxiety keep you from enjoying your best smile, contact Lowcountry Family Dentistry in Beaufort, SC to learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Call our Lady’s Island, SC office at (843) 986-0177 or request a consultation using our online request form.