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Fear Visiting the Dentist? The Answer May Be Sedation Dentistry

April 27, 2011

In Roseville, CA, we at The Art of Dentistry understand the fears and anxieties that may surface when it comes to visiting the dentist. It’s estimated that about 30% of people resist visits to their dentist because of the fear of pain. Some even avoid regular cleanings and checkups because of these fears, waiting until they are actually experiencing pain due to oral complications before they’ll actually make the trip to the dental chair. In actuality, most dental procedures are painless, and avoiding regular cleanings and checkups can lead to more invasive and painful procedures in the end.

We are happy to offer our patients with dental anxiety the option of sedation dentistry. Roseville, CA dentist, Dr. Judd offers conscious sedation, putting his patients in a relaxed state of mind during procedures. Conscious sedation allows for the patient to be coherent during procedures, but dulls the anxiety and relieves the stress that makes for an uncomfortable visit. During this type of sedation, patients are still able to talk and respond to commands, making it an ideal option for patients with extreme fears of dental visits and preferred over general anesthesia.

Above all, taking caring of your teeth and gums is extremely important and shouldn’t be avoided because of dental anxiety. To some, sedation dentistry may be the only way to receive the dental care needed to maintain maximum oral health. If you are currently searching for a dentist who offers sedation dentistry in Roseville, CA, contact our office at The Art of Dentistry today. Dr. Judd and our team look forward to hearing from you!

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