Oral sedation can help patients with dental phobias relax in Cary
For many people, the thought of seeing the dentist brings about varying degrees of fear. Some people refuse to see the dentist no matter how severe their problems are, and others will refuse to seek preventive care and when a problem occurs, postpone seeing the dentist until it has done serious damage to their oral health. Dr. McMillan wants all of the patients in both his Cary and Cornelius offices to be able to relax and receive proper preventive are restorative dental care, this is why they offer oral sedation.
Benefits of sedation
Patients who suffer from dental phobia are not the only ones who can benefit from sedation dentistry. Some of the other benefits include:
- Longer appointments – Sedation can be very beneficial in cases where a patient needs extensive dental care. During long appointments, they begin to feel fatigue from the long periods of having to keep their mouths open, but with the use of sedation, the muscles are more relaxed and patients do not experience the usual fatigue. Sedation also makes it possible for Dr. McMillan to accomplish more during one appointment, minimizing your trips to the dentist.
- Sensitive gag reflex – Other patients who may find sedation beneficial is those who suffer from overly sensitive gag reflexes. In some cases, the gagging may be the result of anxiety, but for any patient who has this problem; it makes a trip to the dentist very difficult. Sedation can significantly reduce or eliminate to problem.
- Low pain threshold – Local anesthetic may not completely numb some patients, but with the help of sedation, they can relax and may not require extra application of the local anesthetic to be sufficiently numbed.
Thanks to the benefits of sedation dentistry, patients no longer have to let fear prevent them from receiving necessary preventive and restorative care. Holistic Dental Centers have two locations to make it convenient for the people of North Carolina to receive outstanding dental care. To find out how sedation dentistry can benefit you, call and schedule an appointment with the office closest to you. You can call the Cary office at (919) 865-0700 or the Cornelius office at (704)-765-3150.