Do you dread the very idea of having a filling placed?
If so, you’re in good company! But if you are in need of a filling to stop the advance of decay and preserve your tooth, how can you make the experience as tolerable as possible?
Communicate Clearly with Your Dentist
Simply talking through the procedure in advance can help put your mind at ease. Ask your dentist about other successful treatments completed in the office. Ask how you can safely communicate your needs and concerns during the procedure.
Don’t Put Off Treatment!
If your dentist advises you to have a filling placed, try not to put it off! The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your cavity will grow and pose a larger threat. If the dentist has to remove a large cavity, then chances are good that a crown will be needed instead of a simple filling.
Do yourself a favor and get that little filling out of the way before it causes you a lot more stress!
Schedule When You Want
Scheduling a dental procedure at a time when you will feel relaxed and unhurried is a good idea. Pick a time of day when you feel the most calm.
Sedation and Anesthesia
Virtually all dental fillings have to be performed with some kind of local anesthetic. You could also avail yourself of mild sedation options that are offered in your area. A prescription for oral sedation or laughing gas could help you to really relax during treatment.
Contact your local dentist to find out what techniques and services are available in the office to make each and every dental filling experience an easy one!
Posted on behalf of:
Avalon Dental Group P.C.
2205 Williams Trace Blvd #108
Sugar Land, TX 77478
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