Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Do you think you might be a good candidate for sedation dentistry? If you have ever hesitated to pay a visit to our office for anything from a cleaning to a more advanced treatment, and it is due to fear of the dentist, you are probably an ideal candidate. At Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA, we take oral health very seriously and are glad to extend options for sedation dentistry to those who struggle with any level of dental anxiety.
As your dentist in Stockton, we understand that your sense of nervousness, tension, fear or panic is real. In fact, we know that it is real enough that it may keep you from coming in for essential care. This is why we offer sedation dentist options that include both oral and intravenous methods for any sort of treatment.
Measure Your Anxiety
To figure out if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry, or gauge which type is right for you, simply take a moment to determine your level of anxiety or fear. Do you panic as you pull into the office and find a reason to phone us and cancel? If not, you are probably a good candidate for oral sedation.
This is a prescription pill that you take a short time before your visit, and you will need someone to drive you to and from the treatment. This medication creates a sense of deep relaxation and many patients say that they have only a vague memory of the visit. The benefit to this approach is that you begin to associate that sense of calm and pleasant peace with visits to our office, and this can actually reduce your anxiety over the years.
If you do panic at the thought of coming in, and do turn around and go home before you head into the office, you are a better candidate for sedation dentistry using the intravenous method. This is a treatment that uses an IV needle to deliver the sedative into the bloodstream. You may feel panicked as you arrive, but you will never remember any of the actual dental care. This can also retrain your way of thinking and allow you to think of your time in the dentist’s office as nothing more than a refreshing nap.
Contact Our Dentist in Stockton for Sedation Dentistry
If you have additional questions about whether you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Stockton, CA office at 209-951-4251. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about sedation dentistry, read about the benefits of sedation dentistry and our sedation dentistry overview.