Did you know that there are some people that avoid getting the dental care their smiles need because they’re frightened of visiting the dentist? Did that last sentence just resonate with you? That’s okay, Dr. Matthew Nawrocki and the rest of our team understands that dental fear is a real phenomenon in today’s society. We just don’t want our locals suffering from unnecessary dental issues when we have the sedation services you need to get the dental care you deserve. If visiting the dentist has been long overdue for you, consider how an appointment with your Orange Park sedation dentist can change your perception on oral care.
The Truth About Dental Phobia
In a survey that measured why people don’t visit the dentist, 6% reported that fear of dental pain is the main reason they don’t see their dentist—but dental fear could arise from many things. To help, Dr. Nawrocki needs to be able to distinguish your dental fear. The varying reasons could be from avoiding dental treatments because the fear of pain, fearing a closing claustrophobic feeling, and avoiding discomfort from multiple dental treatments. It’s important to communicate openly with Dr. Nawrocki so that we can plan to he knows which sedative will work the best for you. By keeping open communication, we’re able to perform customized sedative-induced dental treatments while you rest comfortably.
Perfect Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
Although fear is the main reason people avoid the dentist, it’s not the only reason. You may want to consider sedation dentistry if:
- You have a low pain threshold and extensive dental work.
- Can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair.
- Have very sensitive teeth and gums.
- Have a bad gag reflex.
- Need multiple dental treatments to be completed.
Types of Sedation We Offer
When you choose to be sedated during your dental appointment, we offer you two options that will allow you to stay conscious during your appointment—just in a much more relaxed state: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If you have mild dental anxiety, discuss nitrous oxide with Dr. Nawrocki. This light form of gas is gently administered through a facemask that you wear while in the dental chair. We can safely monitor the dosage in our office. Besides working quickly, it wears off quickly. Laughing gas is so light that you’re able to continue the rest of your day uninterrupted as soon as your dental appointment is completed.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Although this sedative is a bit stronger than laughing gas, it’s not strong enough to leave you unconscious for extended periods of time. In some cases, patients just feel so relaxed that they can even fall asleep while their dental work is being completed. After the sedative has worn off, patients typically will have a numb mouth but still be alert, responding as normal.
Contact the Office of Dr. Matthew Nawrocki for Help with Your Dental Fear!
As your dentist in Orange Park, Dr. Nawrocki is here to help you jump every hurdle you come across when it comes to creating and maintaining a healthy smile. That means dental fear, too! If you desperately need to visit your dentist, but can’t stand the thought of sitting in a dental chair for phobic reasons, contact out office to discuss our relaxing options.