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Are Portland Maine patients still afraid of the dentist?
Are you one of the patients in the Greater Portland Maine area still afraid of the dentist? In this age of sedation dentistry, there is no reason for anyone to suffer fear and anxiety over a visit to their dentist. A pain free dentist such as Dr. Ted Morgan at Morgan Dental Care in Greater Portland can be your solution to long-held apprehension about getting the dental care you need.
Are you afraid of the dentist?
Do you let anxiety get in the way of regular dental checkups? Do you live with dental pain or discomfort because you are afraid of the dentist? Are you afraid of needles? If you call for an appointment with a pain free dentist and ask for sedation dentistry, you can experience high quality dental care while feeling relaxed and worry-free.
What kinds of sedation dentistry are available?
Anxiolysis is typical light sedation dentistry, in which you take an oral sedative before you leave home. Because this kind of oral sedation can impair your driving ability, you must have someone take you to and from your appointment. Oral conscious sedation dentistry works with an anti-anxiety pill you take first at home and then an additional dose at the office to calm and relax you during your procedure. You may remain conscious, or may fall asleep during the procedure, but either way, you will feel safe and calm throughout the procedure with your pain free dentist, and walk away with hardly a memoryof the visit! Whatever the type of sedation dentistry, your gentle dentist will use the same local anesthetic appropriate to your dental procedure,so you do not have to worry about feeling pain.
What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?
Most patients who request sedation dentistry experience anxiety or fear of dental visits, a sensitive gag reflex, discomfort from sitting in a dental chair for a long appointment, difficulty numbing with local anesthetic, fear of needles or of potential pain. Sedation dentistry may be in order if you want to have a significant amount of dental work done in one visit. Your time in the chair will seem shorter, and your dentist will find it easier to work on a relaxed patient.
Anti-anxiety medications do not contain pain relievers, but studies show that when you are anxious, your tolerance to pain is lowered. When your gentle dentist reduces anxiety, pain tolerance naturally increases.
Although conscious sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, patients do not always fall asleep. They may feel somewhat groggy, but remain awake enough to communicate discomfort or concerns to the sedation dentist. Anti-anxiety medication allows you to feel calm and relaxed while still keeping your natural reflexes alert. Your gentle dentist at Morgan Dental Care in Portland Maine and trained assistants monitor vital signs throughout your conscious sedation procedure, so you can feel safe and comfortable in your relaxed state.
Are you one of the remaining patients in the Portland Maine still afraid of the dentist? Learn more about sedation dentistry at Morgan Dental Care, and make an appointment with a pain free dentist today! When gentle dentists like Dr. Morgan heighten their caring chair-side manner with anxiolysis, and conscious sedation, you know the answer to the question: Are you afraid of the dentist?