If you don’t visit Dr. Bartholemew Schultz here at Smiles of Distinction in Savage, Minnesota, because you have severe anxiety about dental visits, you’re not alone in your fears. Millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety that prevents them from getting the dental care they need.
Luckily, our team here offers a solution to help you with your dental anxiety – sedation dentistry.
What is it?
Sedation dentistry is a straightforward procedure that involves the use of four different sedatives to help calm you down during your visit with Dr. Bartholemew Schultz. The sedatives range in power from simple nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to general anesthesia, and they’re administered depending on the level of your anxiety and the procedures you’ll be undergoing. For example, you likely won’t need general anesthesia if you’re only going in for a cleaning.
Is it safe?
The American Dental Association has recognized the practice of sedation dentistry not only as safe, but incredibly beneficial to your oral health, as well. For those of you who haven’t visited the dentist in years due to anxiety, sedation dentistry finally offers a way for you to get the oral health care you need without the stress you’ve experienced in the past.
If anxiety has stopped you from getting routine checkups, or that cavity filled, you don’t have a good reason to put if off any longer. Call us today at 952-894-2545 to schedule an appointment and see how sedation dentistry can make a difference in your life.