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Sedation Dentistry Helps Reduce Anxiety

Smyrna Dental Group can provide high-quality sedation dentistry to Smyrna TN area residents. This technique is carefully designed to help manage problems with anxiety. Understanding where dental anxiety develops and how sedation dentistry manages this concern may help you get back to the dentist.

Dental Anxiety is Not Uncommon

If you struggle to go to the dentist, you are not alone. A large number of people suffer from dental anxiety and may experience panic attacks just thinking about going to the dentist. This problem can often make it hard for you to get the oral healthcare that you need to stay healthy. And while some people know how to minimize their symptoms, others may experience intense emotional reactions they can't control. Just a few symptoms include: 

  • Extreme fear whenever you get dental treatment
  • A racing heartbeat that won't decrease
  • Severe nausea that makes care difficult
  • Crying jags or extreme uneasiness

If this fear turns into a panic attack during treatment, you may react poorly. Thankfully, sedation dentistry can help with this issue by minimizing your conscious experience of the visit and hopefully decreasing your unconscious anxiety with each care procedure you receive.

Ways Sedation Dentistry Helps

Sedation dentistry is an excellent way for Smyrna TN residents to minimize their anxiety. During this treatment, you care carefully sedated so that you'll sleep through the procedure. Your anesthesia may include laughing gas or an intravenous injection slowly fed into your bloodstream. Your dentist will talk to you to keep you calm and focused away from your anxiety concerns as you go under.

After you are out, your dental team will carefully handle your oral health procedures. As you wake up, a friend or family member can then take you home and discuss your aftercare, which often includes pain relievers and more. The end goal of this process is to acclimate you to dental treatment, minimize your anxiety, and help transition you to other types of oral care.

Please Contact Us Today

If sedation dentistry sounds like a good option for you, please call us at Smyrna Dental Group at (615) 355-6800 right away. Our dentist and his high-quality team of professionals can help Smyrna TN residents like you better understand the benefits of oral health and can provide high-quality sedation dentistry to minimize your anxiety. We look forward to working with you.

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