Visiting the dentist in Austin can be quite the trouble for some people. Whether it’s the tall tales of the past of dentists using pliers and chains to forcefully manipulate the teeth while you’re helpless in the chair haunting your dreams, or the simple uneasiness that many people feel when a dentist must work in their mouths, rest assured that you are not alone in your unwillingness to visit the dentist. Did you know that Lifetime Smiles is one of the few clinics in Austin to offer sedation dentistry?
Did you know that as many as 235 million adults admit to having some level of dental anxiety? You’re not alone if this is you! Sedation dentistry, whether you choose a local laughing gas or anxiety medication or prefer full anesthesia administered by the in-house anesthesiologist, the anxiety can be quickly eliminated.
When you’re not worried about trying to make small talk with our hands in your mouth, we can work quicker while you rest in a relaxed state. You’ll be in and out in no time so you can be on your way with your day.
Sedation is extremely useful for more serious dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal; our dental experts are able to perform this surgery under safer circumstances since you are fully asleep. Stay tuned to our next blog to learn the difference between sedation dentistry and local anesthesia, both of which are available at Lifetime.
While we hope you will want to stay awake to visit with our friendly dental staff and watch television on the ceiling during your appointment, we understand that there are some types of scenarios that only sedation can help. We understand your fear. Please get in touch with us to learn more about our sedation dentistry at Austin’s Lifetime Smiles.