If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by Love Your Smile in Kelowna.
Millions of people stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that, of course, is it puts their dental health at risk.
There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain may be involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.
Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.
We offer two types:
- Oral conscious sedation. You take a sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.
- IV Sedation. As the name suggests, this is a sedative that is administered intravenously. You won’t sleep with this one, either, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. You’ll need an escort for a ride here and back.
Whatever your issue is, it is essential that you do not compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from Love Your Smile in Kelowna has remedied the dental anxiety in our patients throughout Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6. Schedule an appointment today!
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