Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety. There mere thought of sitting down in a dentist’s chair fills them with dread. In some cases, it’s so intense they’ll avoid the dentist altogether. If this sounds at all like you, you should know that Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco specializes in IV sedation dentistry, and can get you through your procedure.
From the patient’s point of view, avoiding the dentist may seem logical enough. Common causes of dental anxiety include fear of pain, fear of injections, and a loss of control as you sit in the chair.
Fair enough. But avoiding the dentist is never a good idea, because it puts your dental health at risk. There’s a good reason that we recommend seeing the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup: no matter how good a job you do at home, brushing and flossing simply cannot do it all.
Sedation dentistry is a safe and simple way of getting your dental work done without sending your anxiety level through the roof. As its name suggests, IV sedation is administered intravenously. Some patients go to sleep. Even if you don’t, you’ll be in a deeply relaxed state and not very aware of what’s going on around you. As an extra bonus, it has an amnesia effect, so you won’t remember much of the procedure, if anything at all.
If you have been neglecting your teeth because of fears or concerns, talk to us at Steven T. Curbirth DDS in Waco about sedation dentistry. We don’t want anyone putting their dental health at risk. We also provide general dentistry, and popular cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Make an appointment with us today.
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