We know that visiting the dentist isn’t typically considered most people’s idea of a fun morning or afternoon. We also know that for some people, going to the dentist can even be an emotional, frightening ordeal. If you have dental anxiety, going to the dentist can be a challenge, and it might make it very difficult to get the treatment you need.
At Fresh Smiles, Dr. Bower is changing the way people view dental appointments, and he’s taking the fear out of the process for his patients. He’s communicative and friendly with a good sense of humor. And, if necessary, he can also provide sedation dentistry services to make sure your visit is comfortable. We offer both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Not sure if you need sedation dentistry? Here are 4 signs that it might be the right option for you:
Your Fear Of The Dentist Is Preventing You From Getting Essential Dental Care
Some patients can manage their dental anxiety and come in for appointments anyway. But severe dental anxiety can cause you to skip regular check-ups and teeth cleanings, or even treatment for suspected cavities or gum disease. If you have a toothache or another oral health issue, and you haven’t seen a dentist yet because of your anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the right choice for you.
You Aren’t Afraid Of The Dentist (But Are Terrified Of Needles)
Fear of needles is quite common, and if you’re afraid of hypodermic needles, this can make routine procedures like fillings and dental crown applications quite difficult, because numbing agents must be delivered via a hypodermic needle. Sedation dentistry can help! Dr. Bower uses sedation, plus powerful topical numbing agents and a minimally-invasive approach to help reduce your anxiety and provide the dental care you need.
You’re Going To Be Undergoing Multiple Long, Complex Procedures
Sitting still in the dentist’s chair for 2+ hours is difficult, even if you’re not prone to fidgeting. This is another reason why you may want to undergo sedation during your appointment. With oral conscious sedation, you’ll be more comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Some patients may even fall asleep during their treatment!
You Have A Very Low Pain Tolerance
Most people can handle the pressure and vibration of a dental drill without any issues. But if you have a very low pain tolerance, or if you dislike the sound and vibration of dental drills, sedation dentistry is usually the best option.
Get The Treatment You Need – Don’t Be Held Back By Fear Or Discomfort!
At Fresh Smiles, Dr. Bower has years of experience working with patients who are anxious about coming to the dentist. With a caring and informative attitude, and a number of sedation dentistry options, we’ll make sure all of you oral care needs are addressed. Schedule an appointment today by giving us a call at (484) 531-7410, or stop by our office at 140 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 150, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. We hope to see you soon!