Your dental health is an important key to your overall health and even if you are diligent with your brushing and flossing habits, problems can arise with your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, many people suffer from anxiety when they consider going to the dentist to have these problems remedied. It is incredibly common for most people to experience dentaphobia, the fear of the dentist, to varying degrees. However, if you are one of those people who have severe dentaphobia and therefore avoid the dentist at all costs, you could be putting your life at risk. There is a solution for those who are coping with a lifelong fear of the dentist and that is IV sedation dentistry.
First, let’s explore why your dental health is so important. We are all familiar with common dental ailments, such as cavities, yellowed teeth, gingivitis and halitosis, that can occur with improper care of the mouth. However, there are other preventable maladies that could result from avoiding the dentist which, when left untreated, can be deadly. For example, if you have a dental abscess caused by bacteria in your mouth it can be treated relatively easily without complications if it is treated early on. On the other hand, if a dental abscess is left untreated the bacteria can spread into the blood stream and bone structure, resulting in a variety of complications from blood clots to deadly infections that can affect other areas of the body. As with most other health concerns, when dental problems are treated early on they can end up being harmless. Left untreated, the results are not always so lucky.
With IV sedation dentistry you can have years of neglected teeth and gums corrected while you sleep. There is no need to fret and worry while the dentist takes care of your teeth because you will have little to no memory of your appointment. It will be as if you were taking a peaceful nap. IV sedation dentistry has been the solution for millions of people over the past thirty years. It is a safe procedure that has helped to combat the severe anxiety so many people experience when in the dentist’s chair. And remember, it will be “as if” you were asleep. You will not actually be put under, which can be frightening on its own merit. Instead you will remain awake and conscious. You will be able to respond to the dentist. The sedation drug will completely relax you and can often result in a temporary amnesia from the time the drug activates until it wears off. No matter what it is about the dentist that frightens you, from a bad childhood experience to the sound of the dental tools, you will receive enough sedation for you to be totally unaware of what is happening so that your dentist can do what is necessary to restore the health of your mouth. There is no reason to neglect your mouth any longer when you know that IV sedation dentistry is available to you.
Millennium Dental in Los Angeles, California, offers the latest in IV sedation dentistry, to make your visit to the dentist as easy and comfortable as possible. Contact Eddie Siman at Millennium Dental for a consultation today!