Millions of Americans get tense at the mere thought of a dentist appointment. It can range from anxiety to outright phobia. In some cases it is so severe that people avoid the dentist entirely. At Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield, we can help with sedation dentistry.
Skipping the dentist due to fear is a bad idea, plain and simple. If you don’t see the dentist for regular checkups, you are putting your dental health at risk. We want everyone to have healthy teeth and gums. Study after study has demonstrated the clear link between your dental health, and your overall health.
There are a lot of reasons people stress out just thinking about dentistry. For some, it may stem from a prior bad experience. Fear of pain may be involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.
Whatever the reason, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get the treatment they deserve.
We offer two types:
- Nitrous Oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective. It works quickly and wears off quickly.
- Oral conscious sedation. You take a prescribed sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.
At Masterworks Dentistry in Bakersfield, the dental health of our patients is our top priority. If you cope with anxiety of phobia, ask about sedation dentistry. We also offer complete family dentistry services. Call to schedule an appointment today!