About Dental Phobia: How Sedation Dentistry Can Alleviate Fears
Dental phobia is an emotionally taxing condition in which patients experience debilitating anxiety before and during their appointments. This anxiety can be so pronounced that it can keep sufferers from seeking proper dental treatment. Our doctors at Smile Montreal understand dental anxiety and therefore offer sedation options to help you overcome your fears and obtain the treatment you need. Our entire Montreal, QC, dental team is dedicated to creating a welcoming, stress-free environment where patients can receive the care they need in comfort. We invite you to learn more about dental phobia and the treatments that can help alleviate it.
A Common Condition
Patients can develop dental phobia for a number of reasons. For example, anxiety can be rooted in:
- A past negative experience in a dental office
- The negative stories of other individuals
- A fear of needles
- A severe gag reflex
Dental anxiety is incredibly common. Unfortunately, many patients are embarrassed about their fears, and therefore simply avoid dental procedures altogether. As you can imagine, this can be detrimental to your long-term oral health. At Smile Montreal, we understand dental phobia, and strive to provide compassionate, non-judgmental care.
Oral Conscious Sedation
We offer oral conscious sedation and IV sedation to help patients achieve total relaxation under our care.
A Solution for Dental Phobia
Due to advancements in dental technology, patients can be more comfortable than ever while in the dentist's chair. Dr. Charles Casey and Patrick Casey offer both oral conscious sedation and IV sedation at our practice. These are both safe and effective options. Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative pill approximately one hour before your dental appointment. IV – or intravenous – sedation allows the doctor to adjust the dose of medications throughout the entire procedure, keeping you completely comfortable. Although patients remain conscious (as opposed to general anesthesia), they remain in a state of near-sleep through the entire treatment. Sedation dentistry has helped millions of patients worldwide receive the care they need.
At Smile Montreal, we understand dental phobia and strive to provide compassionate, non-judgmental care.
The sedation option recommended for you will depend on a few factors, including medical history, the length of the procedure, and personal preferences. During an initial appointment at Smile Montreal, our doctors can help you determine the right solution to meet your needs.
Why Choose Smile Montreal?
When it comes to choosing a dental provider, you have virtually limitless options. How can you know which one is right for you? Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey are committed to continuing education. These courses keep them up-to-date on the latest technologies and techniques, including sedation methods. In addition. Dr. Patrick Casey is certified in sedation dentistry and is well-equipped to provide our patients with top-tier care. Just as importantly, our team empathizes with those who have dental phobia. Our top priorities are patient care and patient comfort. We believe dental anxiety should be managed with the utmost compassion and understanding. No matter the cause of your phobia or anxiety, we are here with you every step of the way.
Learn More about Sedation Dentistry
Dental phobia can lead to issues that take a serious toll on your oral health and your quality of life. If you suffer from dental phobia, consider scheduling an appointment at Smile Montreal to learn more about sedation options at our practice. You can call us at (514) 937-6558 or contact us online anytime.
“I felt more like I was talking to a friend than I was to a dentist.” Nancy Lanzolla, Former Patient