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Surprising Ways You Benefit From Sedation Dentistry [BLOG]

Young Woman Worried about dental treatments| Dental Anxiety in Friendly Smiles Center in Mount Laurel, NJ - Dr. Robert Chase

Do you hate the unhealthy state of your smile but feel powerless to do anything about it?
It could be that your dental anxiety took control of your oral health a long time ago.
But Dr. Chase and our team at Friendly Smiles Center have good news for you!
Sedation dentistry can help put you back in control so you can get the care you need in our Mount Laurel, NJ dental office!

The Ways Dental Anxiety Can Develop

It’s perfectly natural to have at least some fear or anxiety when going to medical appointments. And we all have our own way of managing it in order to get the care we need to stay healthy.
But how does anxiety affect some people more than others to the point that they can’t bring themselves to the dentist office much at all?
Here are a few commonly-shared reasons to stay out of the dental chair:
*You hear horror stories from other people about certain dental treatments.
*You have your own demons from dental traumas of the past.
*You can’t stand the feeling of someone else being in charge of what’s happening during a procedure.
*You have an intense fear of painful treatment.
No matter what led you to this point, you need help regaining control of your oral health so your fears don’t get to call the shots anymore.
That’s what inhaled and oral sedation at Friendly Smiles Center can do for you!

Surprising Ways You Benefit From Sedation Dentistry

Yes, inhaled and oral sedation will make you feel more relaxed and comfortable. That’s to be expected.
But here are some added benefits that may surprise you!

*Sedation May Save You Time & Keep Costs Low*

Because your oral health can deteriorate the longer you stay away from the dentist office, the road to restoring it can require a series of dental treatments.
That means missing work for multiple appointments and higher costs due to co-pays that add up and the treatments themselves.
Sedation dentistry, on the other hand, allows Dr. Chase to perform two or more procedures in fewer visits than it may otherwise take. This can save you time and keep your costs relatively low in the grand scheme of things.

*Sedation Can Desensitize You*

You might have high sensitivity to pain or a super-sensitive gag reflex, both of which make it tough to get even the least invasive dental treatment you might need.
Since inhaled and oral sedation help your body relax, it’s a way to desensitize those tendencies to tense up your body while in the dental chair, making treatment much easier than before.

*Sedation Can Build Your Confidence*

It’s almost impossible for fearful patients to even make it to the dentist for routine cleanings and exams, let alone more complicated procedures.
But with sedation, you can slowly build confidence. One successful appointment makes you feel better about the next one, and the one after that, and so on.
Eventually, you may even have the courage to maintain regular appointments with little to no help at all from sedation methods!
That will make consistently good oral health much easier to maintain over the long term.

Call Today To Learn More!

It doesn’t matter how much time has passed since you last visited the dentist.
Sedation dentistry allows you to get the treatment you need to get everything back on track and build your confidence about professional care over time.
Soon, you’ll be on the road to a healthy, beautiful smile!
To learn more about how we can make you feel relaxed and comfortable, or to schedule an appointment in our Mount Laurel, NJ dental office, call Friendly Smiles Center today at 856-359-4000 or fill out our online form.
 

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