Are you ready to have a smile you can be proud of?
Do you want to make regular trips to the dentist office an easy part of your life?
Then keep reading today’s blog from your friends at Northwest Dental Group in Rochester, MN! You’re going to discover how relaxing dentist appointments can be!
Sedation dentistry is life-changing because it allows fearful patients to learn how to let go of the anxiety that keeps them from getting the routine dental care they need to maintain a healthy smile.
Use Dental Sedation To Your Smile’s Advantage!
We can match your level of anxiety with the appropriate sedation method, as well as provide you with comfort amenities to make you feel more calm, relaxed, and comfortable. You can choose:
- Inhaled Sedation (or laughing gas)
- Pre-op Sedation (in pill form taken here in our office)
- Oral Conscious Sedation (in pill form taken at home prior to your visit)
All of these options are safe and effective at easing anxiety and relaxing your body in preparation for your dental procedures.
What’s also helpful is being more aware of what’s causing your negative feelings about dentist appointments. Here are three common roadblocks to good oral health that all generate anxiety in fearful patients:
*Too Many Bad Memories*
This is probably the most difficult to overcome.
Your firsthand experiences and bad memories are going to stay with you for a long time, and the only way to really get beyond it enough to return to the dentist is to let us prove to you that dental appointments can be different.
When you try dental sedation, you’ll be able to build confidence and realize as each new appointment approaches that it’s so much easier than you thought it would be and far more comfortable than your past dental experiences.
*Too Many Scary Stories*
Sometimes when friends or family members try to prepare you for certain dental treatments by sharing their own stories, they think they’re helping you.
Too often, though, they’re doing the opposite. Just because someone you know had a bad experience doesn’t mean you will, too. In fact, chances are that a painful or traumatic experience at the dentist office happened because that person didn’t have any sort of effective sedation option to help them relax. You’ll be visiting Northwest Dental Group, so there’s no need to worry about having a similar negative experience as someone else.
*Too Much Time Away*
You can reach a point where it’s been so long since you’ve been to the dentist that you’ve developed an even stronger sense of dread at the thought of returning. It’s easy to make things worse in our minds than they actually are just because we’re not aware of how much dentistry has changed in recent years.
It’s also tempting to protect your pride. After so long without proper dental care, you’re likely going to expect a lecture from your Rochester dentist for letting your teeth and gums suffer. But we can assure you that will never, ever happen!
We don’t just say we care. We show it. When you’re in our hands, all you should ever expect from our compassionate team is support and encouragement!
Take Charge Of Your Oral Health!
Although it may seem impossible to ever feel comfortable at the dentist office, we hope today’s blog has restored your hope for a better, healthier smile. Now that you know the sedation options that are available to you, maybe you’ll have the courage to take the first step in reclaiming control of your oral health.
We’re happy to talk to you about which relaxation method will work best for your situation so you can get the dental treatment you need to improve the state of your teeth and gums.
Call Northwest Dental Group today at (507) 203-2332 to schedule an appointment in Rochester, MN.