Dental Anxiety And Periodontal Services

What stands between patients and important oral health treatments? In some cases, anxiety proves to be a difficult barrier to cross. Those who feel uneasy about the idea of dental work can put off or completely avoid treatment even when they are aware that something is wrong. For patients affected by periodontal disease, this can lead to complications for your general health, and it can lead to issues like tooth loss! Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can help by offering dental sedation. This can help you feel relaxed during a procedure to address bacteria and tissue damage.

Is Anxiety What Stands Between You And Proper Periodontal Care?

If you are told by your dentist that you have problems with periodontal disease, or if you have noticed alarming changes in the health and appearance of your gums, a trip to see a specialist can certainly be beneficial. One reason why people sometimes put off this care is that existing issues with dental anxiety make appointments harder to set. Simply put, the idea of discomfort can dissuade people from seeking services that they need, leaving them vulnerable to problems. To help with this, we can recommend that you receive dental sedation during your appointment, which can help you stay relaxed and comfortable as care is provided.

How Sedation Helps You Stay Relaxed During A Procedure

Through dental sedation, patients can remain conscious while in a relaxed state. This can ease tension experienced in the dentist’s chair, which can make the course of your treatment that much easier. Your options for sedation include both nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” or the use of an oral sedative. While the oral sedative can have a more potent effect, those effects can linger, making it necessary for you to arrange a ride to and from your appointment.

We Can Also Use Laser Technology To Make Care More Comfortable

Our use of laser technology during periodontal care can make procedures more conservative, leading to both a better experience at your appointment and an easier recovery. We rely on different laser tools to both directly address periodontal disease and to provide helpful gum and jawbone grafting treatments.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety can make it difficult for a person to set up an appointment with their dentist or periodontist, even when that person is aware that they need help. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA area periodontal office is ready to help patients who struggle with this issue. By offering dental sedation during your appointment, we can help you remain in a relaxed state while you receive the appropriate services! If you would like to find out more, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.