Choose Your Dentist:
An important part of reducing dental nervousness is choosing a dentist you feel comfortable with. It is true that some dentists are more skilled at filling teeth or performing a clean and scale without too much discomfort than others. So you may have to find a dentist that meets your needs. If you are nervous about being in the chair, you should also tell your dentist. Have your dentist agree on a “stop” signal that you can use when you want a break from a procedure. Schedule your appointment for early in the day too. There is some evidence that our pain tolerance is greater in the morning than the afternoon.
Pain Free Dentistry:
Local and topical anaesthetics:
A local anaesthetic, administered in the form of an injection of the drug lignocaine, will numb the tooth and gum area on which the dentist is working. This is a form of numbing gel that is applied to the gum before the dentist even gives you the injection.
Perhaps you need calming down before you even get in the dentist’s chair. If this is the case, the dentist may suggest a medication.
This approach dulls your awareness without inhibiting body functions such as breathing and swallowing. Nitrous oxide produces a sense of relaxation that begins almost immediately and ends when you stop breathing it. It has very few side effects and is safe for most people. Nitrous oxide is usually used simply to relax a very nervous patient and then topical and local anaesthetics may also be used.
With this form of sedation, you are unconscious and unable to breathe or swallow independently. General anaesthesia is used as little as possible, and is usually reserved for surgical procedures on the mouth or jaw. However, it may also be used for people whose dental anxiety is so overwhelming that it makes routine care otherwise impossible.
Hypnosis can be an extremely effective way for phobic patients to conquer their fear of the dentist. It can be used successfully in people who can’t tolerate anaesthesia because of health issues.
Sleep Dentistry is short for intravenous sedation. We offer this kind of service for people who are frightened or scared of going to the dentist. We also offer this in major dental procedures, such as Dental Implants. some people find dentistry uncomfortable, especially people who have an inbuilt fear of the dentist. With Sleep Dentistry, we can assure you that you will be relaxed and at ease during and after your operation. This enables busy people to have multiple procedures in one single session.
Dental Health Maintenance:
The most important way to reduce the pain involved in maintaining oral health is by focusing on preventive care instead of the treatment of problems. If you’ve put off going to the dentist for years and have neglected regular flossing or brushing, you may be experiencing advanced stages of tooth decay or gum disease – both painful problems. The further decay spreads, the more radical the treatment required. This causes trauma to the tooth and gums that results in discomfort.
Dentistry has come a long way over the last few years and many of you will be surprised on your next visit. Even if you have put off going to the dentist and are experiencing problems, your dentist has new ways to provide relatively painless treatment.
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