Are you afraid to go to the dentist? There is no longer any reason to be afraid to go to the dentist with sedation dentistry.
There is no doubt that at one time in history there was a legitimate case for people to be afraid of visiting the dentist. For most of us, the memories are vivid. It’s hard to forget the pinch of Novocain, the whirring of the dentist’s drill, or the smell of alcohol. The dentist’s chair always felt like I would slip out onto the floor, and when we were finished, my jaw was sore. However, dentistry has changed so much in the last 10 to 20 years there is no longer any reason to be afraid to go to the dentist.
Laser dentistry eases fillings
Today there is laser dentistry for fillings. Laser dentistry means that you will only feel a light flow of water over your tooth; it means no more needles and no more drilling, not even for root canals. In fact, The Ballantyne Center for Dentistry in Charlotte, NC is one of the few dentists that offer laser dentistry in North Carolina and South Carolina. These days you can get tooth colored fillings while you sit in a comfortable, spa-like setting, while listening to your favorite music with ear buds.
Still afraid to go to the dentist? Well, don’t fear; there is also sedation dentistry.
The best dentist for sedation dentistry
I learned that there is a difference between general dentistry and restorative dentistry. Restorative dentists specialize in correcting all the structural issues in your mouth and restoring your teeth back to their original level of function, including your smile. Restorative dentists have many tools to help the patient through the process, and one of those tools is sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is easy, and includes an initial consultation with your restorative dentist, in order to make sure that you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. During this visit the dentist will review your health history including any medication you take.
Once you are cleared for sedation dentistry procedure, you will need to have a companion accompany you to the office, as they will be the one to drive you home. Upon arrival, you will receive a few small pills, and within about an hour you will be in a state of complete relaxation. The effects of the pill may make you feel sleepy, but you never really go to sleep. You won’t feel anything during the procedure and most likely, you will not remember what happened. Sedation dentistry will help you will stay calm and relaxed through the entire procedure. The sedation dentists at the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry are certified oral sedation dentists, meaning that they passed stringent continuing education in order to obtain their certification.
Pain free dentist in Charlotte, NC
How can you still be afraid to go the dentist? I am convinced that my best opportunity to experience relaxed and pain free dentistry in Charlotte, NC is at the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry. The dentists and their staff are dedicated to restorative dentistry process, and that they are committed to providing their patients with a positive dental experience. Visit their website for more information, or call their office to arrange for a free consultation. One visit and you will wonder, how come I was afraid to go to the dentist?