For some people, anxiety about oral health care can make important treatments harder to schedule. This can lead to serious trouble, as an active dental or periodontal problem can grow worse before they go in for treatment, leading to new complications. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice understands that anxiety is a real issue for many, and that even preventive periodontal services can feel intimidating if this problem affects you. One thing we can do to make the experience easier is to offer sedation before a periodontal treatment. With dental sedation, we can help you stay calm and comfortable as you go through treatments to fight periodontal disease.
How Has Dental Anxiety Affected Your Oral Health?
People who struggle with dental anxiety can have a more difficult time scheduling oral health services even when they fear something is wrong. As a result, problems with their oral or periodontal health can worsen, which can make the treatments they need more involved. When it comes to periodontal care, a delay in professional preventive care can turn a problem with gingivitis into trouble with periodontal disease. When this happens, an infection can damage the tissues supporting teeth and cause tooth loss. This problem can also lead to general health complications that interfere with your quality of life.
Using Sedation To Keep Patients Relaxed During A Visit
By offering dental sedation during an appointment, we can help a patient who experiences dental anxiety feel at ease as they are treated. More than one option for sedation is available to you. People who receive this support often have nitrous oxide administered to keep them calm and comfortable. This gas can be provided throughout your appointment, and its effect on you can quickly fade once it stops being administered. We also offer oral sedatives to patients. These sedatives can be more potent, but their effects can last longer, which can make a ride to and from your appointment necessary.
Our Laser Treatments Can Lead To More Comfort After Treatment
With the right technology and treatments, we can make you more comfortable after your appointment. We use lasers during periodontal treatments to more carefully work with soft tissues. Lasers make more precise cuts than manual tools, and they can limit bleeding when a procedure is occurring. They also make sutures after a procedure unnecessary! We actually provide treatment with a LANAP laser and the REPAIR WaterLase laser, so we can tailor your treatment experience to you.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Sedation During Treatment
Dr. Kania’s periodontal practice is ready to work with patients who struggle with dental anxiety. In addition to offering more comfortable treatment options, we can offer dental sedation to make your time in the dentist’s chair easier! To learn more, call our periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.