Some folks are just a little bit frightened when it comes to seeing the dentist. This is actually a very real condition known as dental anxiety. In the grand scheme it is not a big deal. It is certainly nothing to be embarrassed about. However, the problem is that harboring a deep-seated fear of the dentist all too often keeps patients from taking the steps necessary to keep their mouth healthy and their smile looking its best. That won’t be good for you in the end.
At our Fairhope, AL dentist’s office, we want to see your smiling face at least twice a year that is why we have invested heavily in the tools, training, and technology that will make it easier for you to come in and be treated on a regular basis.
Importantly, Dr. Boles is qualified to administer dental sedation. But that is only part of what makes our practice the one you will want to keep returning to. Keep reading to hear all about what we can do for you, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next appointment at Fairhope Cosmetic Dentistry.
YOU Matter Most
Here’s the thing: we aren’t trying to make you do something you don’t want to do. It’s just that it is always in your best interest to work through your fears and confront the reality of the situation in your mouth. It will only get worse.
Think about it: when you don’t visit a dentist every 3-6 months, you will be missing out on the professional-grade cleanings that can keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay. What’s more, you won’t have a team of caregivers who are sufficiently in-tune with the situation in your mouth to be able to detect any emerging concerns like, say, oral cancer!
Consider this: untreated cavities can deteriorate to the point where a root canal or extraction is required. This is the sort of costly mess that we want to help you steer clear of, whenever possible.
We understand that fear is often rooted in experience. If you are haunted by bad dentistry experiences from the past, we promise we will do our best to create good memories moving forward. There won’t be any pain or unpleasantness when you visit Dr. Boles.
Sedation Dentistry In Alabama
Our staff takes a lot of pride in being kind, compassionate, and accommodating to our patients’ needs. Still, if you need a little bit more comfort than that, we’ve got you covered with sedation dentistry. According to the severity of your issues, we will hook you up with sedation in one of these forms:
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
When your dental anxiety is not too severe, you are fortunate. Chances are, we can help you quickly relax with an inhalation sedation technique involving laughing gas. For this method, we will administer nitrous oxide to you via a small mask that rests over your nose. You will breathe normally throughout your procedure, and our team of oral health professionals can regulate the amount of sedation you receive.
Nitrous oxide is plenty for some folks, but if you suffer from mid-range dental anxiety, you are at a much greater risk of having problems and will need to kick up the sedation dentistry levels to get through your visit.
Don’t worry, we can help you relax sufficiently by supplying you with oral sedation.
The oral sedation method of sedation entails a prescription sedative that our team will arrange for you to ingest, usually about an hour before your actual appointment is scheduled to take place. Oral sedation is far more intense than nitrous oxide, and will put you at ease for the duration of your visit.
Just remember: you won’t be in any shape to drive afterwards!
Relax And Let Dr. Boles Restore Your Oral Health!
If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry, give us a call today at (251) 210-7142 to schedule your appointment or contact us through our online form.