Dental anxiety is a common dental concern that keeps some patients from scheduling their necessary dental procedures. Dr. Brent Engelberg is happy to provide sedation dentistry options to patients suffering from dental anxiety. It’s important to consider all the benefits of sedation dentistry if you are someone who needs it to feel comfortable in the dental chair. Here are some reasons why sedation dentistry is worth it:
Relax In The Dental Chair
Sedation dentistry options are designed to help you relax in the dental chair. Patients experience dental anxiety for a number of reasons. Younger patients may be anxious about all the new tools and noises while older patients may have previously had a bad experience at another dental office in the past. Regardless, patients with dental anxiety deserve to feel comfortable when receiving their necessary dental care. Dr. Engelberg offers nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas.” Laughing gas allows patients to feel completely relaxed during treatment while remaining awake and cooperative during treatment. This means that you will be aware of what is going on around you, while also feeling calm enough to achieve peace of mind in the dental chair.
Receive Necessary Care
One of the main issues with dental anxiety is that it prevents patients from scheduling their necessary dental care. Your dental health directly impacts your overall health. Because your mouth is the main entry point for your body, this means that any concerns affecting your mouth may also impact the rest of your health. Our office recommends that patients come in twice a year for routine preventative care. This includes dental cleanings as well as dental exams. It’s important to regularly attend your dental appointments because these appointments allow our staff the ability to catch minor issues before they develop into major concerns. With the use of sedation dentistry, even the most anxious patients can enjoy their routine appointment while still maintaining their mental health.
Ability to Complete Several Treatments During One Visit
If you have multiple dental concerns, sedation dentistry gives our dentists the ability to complete several treatments during one visit. This means that you spend less time in the dental chair, and more time relaxed. While you are experiencing the effects of sedation dentistry, your dental care team can address multiple concerns so that you do not have to return to the office so many times. Restoring your dental health can have many benefits and improve your overall quality of life. Do not hesitate to request sedation dentistry options during your upcoming appointment at our Arlington Heights dental practice. If it has been a while since you’ve sat in the dental chair, schedule an appointment with Dr. Engelberg today. We look forward to seeing you soon.