Both kids and adults suffer from dental phobias. Fear of the dentist can be quite serious because it causes people to skip or indefinitely put off dental appointments which can result in bigger issues and worsen overall health.
If you suffer from this problem but need to see a dentist, there are two dental treatment options which can help you overcome your fear successfully.
- Sedation Dentistry - In this procedure, the patient is put into a heavily sedated state to help them relax during their dental treatment.
- Total Sleep Dentistry - This is reserved for patients with a very severe dental phobia. This procedure is performed in a medical operating room wherein the patient is administered general anesthesia by a licensed anesthesiologist.
These two dental techniques can help patients overcome their fear of the dentist to get the dental treatments they need to maintain their dental and physical health.
To learn more about these treatment options, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.