If you weren’t afraid of the dentist to begin with, then perhaps this isn’t for you. But there are literally thousands of people out there who are too scared to set foot in a dentist’s office and the consequences of this are very serious.
Keeping regularly scheduled appointments with the dentist and oral hygienist is a fundamental component of the preventative healthcare that will enable you to keep your original smile beautiful and intact. Without this care, any problems you may have, such as an oral bacterial infection or cavity, will go unidentified and untreated. By the time these problems become visible and cause you obvious discomfort, the treatment required to fix them will most likely be far more complex, invasive (painful) and expensive.
Quite simply, avoiding the dentist out of fear and anxiety simply isn’t a solution. It makes problems worse. What is a solution is finding a dentist who puts you at ease; who makes you feel comfortable and offers you options, such as sedation. Dr. Irfan Atcha is just such a dentist! Let’s find out more about sedation and why you need never fear the dentist again!
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Many patients struggle with an acute phobia of the dentist, in which case no measure of great “bedside manner” could persuade them to seek treatment. This is where sedation dentistry becomes a real advantage. Through the administration of medications that affect the central nervous system, qualified dentists such as Dr. Atcha are able to totally relax panicky patients prior to a dental procedure.
Sedation has the effect of calming patients and of making them feel totally detached from reality, but not in an alarming way. Traditional fear triggers that would cause a patient to become scared and anxious – such as the sight of a needle or the smell of anesthesia – are removed entirely. Many patients describe a feeling of floating, light headedness and extreme relaxation.
Sedation, which can be used to lightly sedate a patient or put them to sleep, helps both Dr. Atcha and the patient he is treating. It enables him to perform full procedures in a single sitting instead of breaking it down into smaller, more manageable sessions, which work out to be more convenient and cost-effective. Sedation also prevents the patient from having to deal with all those horrible fear symptoms, making it easier for them to return for future treatment.
No pain, but everything to gain!
A Final Note from Chicago Implant Dentist, Dr. Atcha
Gone are the days when you needed to suffer through your dental appointment. Nowadays, dentists have a much better understanding of and empathy for patients who struggle with fear and anxiety. With the aid of sedative medications, nothing should prevent you from receiving the professional treatment you need to keep your pearly whites in beautiful condition for life!
If you would like to find out more about dental sedation and about how it can help you, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Irfan Atcha at 312-951-8338. Alternatively, you can fill out the contact form on our website and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Visit our No Dentures Chicago New Teeth office at 747 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, IL 60654