At one time or another, nearly everyone has experienced some anxiety in the dentist’s chair. However, dental anxiety can become problematic if nerves prevent you from receiving the care you want and need. Patients with dental phobia may skip routine dental check-ups or ignore persistent discomfort, which can lead to compounding and worsening oral health problems. At Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, Dr. John Rink believes each of our patients should have access to the high-quality care they deserve. We offer sedation dentistry at our Charleston practice, which can help dental phobic patients, as well as patients undergoing extensive or invasive procedures, such as full mouth reconstruction or dental implant surgery, relax throughout their treatment. If dental anxiety is impacting your oral health and smile, contact our practice today to find out whether sedation dentistry is right for you.
Symptoms of dental anxiety can range from general feelings of nervousness to debilitating fear, often accompanied by physical symptoms. Although each patient experiences dental phobia differently, symptoms may involve:
In addition to suffering from anxiety, sedation may be recommended for patients who have:
To ensure that you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry, we will review your medical history and conduct a thorough examination. Whether you suffer from dental phobia, a medical condition, or are undergoing an invasive procedure, with sedation dentistry, you can relax and receive the treatment that you need to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
We understand that no two patients are alike, which is why we provide sedative options that can be tailored to meet your unique needs:
For patients who receive any sedative other than nitrous oxide, it is important to arrange transportation home after your appointment since you will not be able to drive safely for a number of hours.
Whether you have been putting off a check-up or need a restorative procedure to address an existing problem, we can help. To learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you, schedule your consultation today.