Face Your Fears through Sedation Dentistry
There’s no doubt about it – the dentist’s office of the past could be an intimidating and even scary place. Even though modern general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry is relatively pain free, and most modern dental offices are comfortable and luxurious, many people have held on to their deeply rooted dental phobias. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of people are admitted dental phobics, and many of these people avoid dental work until it becomes an urgent necessity. Unfortunately, some people are so afraid of going to the dentist that they refuse to seek treatment even then.
Thankfully, sedation dentistry offers a solution to dental phobia. Dental sedation puts patients into a state of drowsiness in which they are awake but blissfully unaware of the sights, sounds, and smells associated with the dentist’s office. Under sedation, patients can undergo years’ worth of neglected dental work without stress or discomfort. More complex procedures, such as the placement of dental implants, full-mouth reconstruction, gum surgery, and the placement of dental crowns, can be performed more efficiently, as well.
Patients with dental anxiety are not the only ones who can benefit from sedation dentistry. Those with difficulty remaining still for long periods or who cannot become numb through traditional means will also benefit from dental sedation. Likewise, those who wish to undergo multiple procedures at a single session may be ideal candidates for sedation dentistry.
If you would like to speak to an experienced sedation dentist who combines compassion and an excellent chairside manner with exceptional dental skills, please contact Dr. Gloria Ospina at Gables Perfect Smile, serving the Miami Beach and Coral Gables region.