Dental Tips Blog

May
25

Dental Sedation Could Eliminate Your Anxiety

How do you feel when you envision a trip to the dentist’s office?

Like many other people, you might break into a cold sweat and feel your stomach sink into your shoes. Dental fear is more common than you may realize. You might also be surprised to learn that it’s actually pretty easy to deal with.

Sleep Through Treatment

By taking an oral or IV-administered medication, you could doze your way through any dental procedure. Sedation at this level doesn’t render you completely unconscious – you’ll still be able to respond to directions and questions. But you won’t remember much or care about anything that’s going on at the time. It makes it easier to get numbing shots, too.

Who knows? After a few sessions with dental sedation, you could feel so confident about treatment that you’ll never need sedation again.

Take the First Step

Be assured that simply calling a dental office or walking in does not mean that you must sit in a dental chair and have treatment. It’s okay to just have a visit to get familiar with the place and get to know the team. You can have a perfectly relaxing meeting with the dentist to ask all your questions free from the pressure of being in the chair. You’ll learn about sedation options and other techniques for reducing anxiety.

Your dental team is on your side! They want to do everything possible to make you comfortable so that you can get the smile-saving treatment you deserve.

Take that first step by simply calling or emailing your local dental practice for more information.

Posted on behalf of:
Pacific Sky Dental
6433 Mission St
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 353-3130

Nov
23

The Wand: What is It?

“The Wand” is music to the ears of patients with a fear of needles. The Wand is a device that administers local numbing agents without the discomfort and anxiety that accompanies traditional syringes. How sweet does that sound?

Defying Perceptions

The idea of a an injection or large area being numbed is enough to scare some folks away from the dentist’s for good. The Wand is very different, however. The Wand is a slim little pen that has a tube attached to a small computer. The computer automatically dispenses the anesthesia through an extremely small needle at a slow and steady rate so that you don’t feel the usual injection sensation of stinging or burning. This is the part, which makes regular injections uncomfortable.

The Wand is also nice because it’s easier for the dentist to hold and maneuver. The dentist’s hand won’t get tired, and you get the spot-on dose of anesthesia you need to make your dental treatment comfortable. With the Wand, anesthesia is infiltrated into one specific area – not the entire side of your mouth.

Finding a “Magic Wand”

Some dentists don’t use the Wand because they’ve come to rely upon tried-and-true techniques for making the injection experience smoother for their patients. These techniques often work just fine, but some patients need something more to put their mind at ease.

If a Wand injection device sounds right up your alley, then go ahead and do a little digging. Ask your local dentist about the pain management techniques and technology offered in the office. Seek out a dental professional who can give you the treatment you need at the comfort level you request.

Posted on behalf of:
Rolling Ridge Dentistry
7510 Ramble Way #101
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 809-7192

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