Dental Anxiety Treatment: How Sedation Can Help By Patrick Casey on April 09, 2023

Woman taking pillFor many anxious patients, going to the dentist feels like an act of extreme bravery. Here at Montreal Smile, though, you don’t have to be a hero. Our understanding Montreal, QC, dentists can keep you calm throughout general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments using safe sedation dentistry. We even offer two different options, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, so that we can work with you to find the right method for your care. Still a little apprehensive? That’s okay. We’ll happily walk you through how sedation can help with dental anxiety, so that you can finally feel at ease when you seek dental care.

It Keeps You Conscious But Calm

Some patients don’t see sedation as relaxing because they’re worried about being unconscious. At our Montreal office, we’re here to tailor treatment to your needs. We provide oral conscious sedation, a prescription pill that you take before treatment, allowing you to remain awake yet completely relaxed. IV sedation features similar effects and the amount administered can be increased or decreased through the visit if needed.

It Relaxes Your Body

You may naturally struggle to stay still. Or, due to your dental anxiety, you may find yourself moving, shaking, or gagging unintentionally. Sedation dentistry, like IV sedation and oral conscious sedation, completely relax your body. That way, we can finish your treatment without interruptions - and you won’t feel any discomfort at all.

It Can Address the Psychological Root of Your Anxiety

Everyone in the world is afraid of something. If your fear is dental anxiety, you may have had a bad experience in the past with a careless dentist. Our team hopes that we can be the ones to change the tide. Often, just talking about your worries during a consultation can help because it allows you to feel heard. We’ll continue to communicate with you and make sure that you’re a part of your treatment plan, including choosing the sedation option that is right for you. Once you see how simple an appointment can be, it can be much easier to return.

It Can Eventually Mean Fewer Visits

If you have dental anxiety, you may not visit the dentist as often as you need. Sadly, waiting can mean you’ll need more treatment. For instance, time can turn a tiny cavity into a root canal infection. Once you start going to our office regularly, though, your teeth will be healthier, stronger, and more functional. You’ll also likely need to visit us less frequently, and those checkups will likely take less time.

It’s Part of a Team Effort

Our dentists know that dental anxiety is a genuine fear. We don’t expect to solve it with sedation alone. Instead, we pair sedation dentistry with transparent explanations and friendly care, all to put you at ease. We also use state-of-the-art technology, like laser dentistry and intraoral cameras, so that your appointments are shorter and more accurate.

Find Calming Dental Treatment at Smile Montreal

Smile Montreal is run by a father-son team, Dr. Charles Casey and Dr. Patrick Casey. You can trust them to keep you comfortable during your appointment with sedation dentistry, friendly care, and advanced technology. If you’re ready to learn how sedation dentistry can make your next visit easier, contact our office or call (514) 937-6558.

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Dr. Charles Casey & Dr. Patrick Casey

Smile Montreal

Our team of dental professionals is focused on patient care and comfort. Our dentists use the latest techniques and innovative technologies to provide fast and efficient treatment. Dr. Patrick Casey is a member of a number of international associations, including:
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • International Academy of Orthodontics
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