Sedated Dentistry in Prescott Valley, AZ
Why do some people avoid going to the dentist? For some it may be a time or money issue, but for others it may be an intense fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist. These fears can be caused by many factors. Sometimes they can be the result of bad past experiences and can be long lasting. Such experiences can lead to a dental phobia, that can affect a person’s oral health. Dental phobia is a common fear preventing many individuals from having dental care performed for good oral health.
While many patients experience nervousness at the thought of going to the dentist, others are gripped by an overwhelming fear and extreme panic. This extreme panic and fear can be so intense that a person may not be able to even enter into a dental office. For some patients even the sight of a white coat can trigger a fearful response. For others, the thought of needles, possible pain, the sight of blood or anything related to dental procedures can terrify them.
A lot of dental phobias and fears root from concerns that the procedure will be long and painful. However, for some people the origins of their dental phobia may be unknown. Numerous patients in Prescott Valley may put off root canals, teeth cleanings, fillings, extractions and other necessary dental work for months, or even years, as a result of a dental phobia.
To assist in overcoming this fear and help get the dental treatment needed, PV Dentistry offers sedation dentistry for some of our treatments. At PV Dentistry, we understand this fear and strive to do everything in our power to make each visit as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry is one of our most common solutions. Sedation is safe and is endorsed by the American Dental Association.
Benefits to sedation dentistry
- Relaxes patient
- Anxiety and fear is reduced
- Reduces pain and sensitivity
- Gag reflex is reduced
There are two types of sedation dentistry, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. Both are effective methods to relax the patient and make the dental experience more comfortable. If a dental phobia is holding you back from receiving the dental care you need, PV Dentistry is here to help ease those fears.
We have been providing the Prescott Valley, AZ area with high quality family, cosmetic, periodontal, pediatrician, and restoration services. We are here to assist you with all of your dental needs. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Contact us at (928) 772-8175.