Proper oral care is essential for keeping your mouth healthy. Good oral care includes brushing twice daily, flossing once a day, and having your teeth professionally cleaned and examined at least twice a year. Routine dental care helps to prevent serious issues like cavities and gum disease. It also allows for prompt treatment of issues in their early stages to prevent more serious consequences. You may also require a dental visit between your regular visits to address specific symptoms.
If you are nervous or afraid of the dentist, however, you may find it difficult to go. As a result, issues can go untreated, resulting in more serious complications. At Harry Albers DDS in Santa Rosa, we can help to make dental visits easier with sedation dentistry.
What Exactly Is Sedation Dentistry?
When you are anxious or fearful of dental care, you may avoid going. If you avoid dental care, this can result in oral health issues going untreated. Most dental issues, when untreated, only worsen over time, leading to the need for more invasive and expensive treatments later. Even if you can go to the dentist, anxiety or fear can make it difficult to sit still. If you cannot sit still, this can interfere with our ability to provide you with safe, effective care.
Sedation dentistry involves the use of sedation to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable while you receive dental care. This makes it easier for you to get the care you need when you need it, improving your oral health and your patient experience.