Based on past experiences, some patients have been frightened by previous dental work. If you have stopped seeking dental care because you fear your next dental experience, we can help. Avoiding treatments can lead to worse oral health, especially during dental emergencies.
When cavities, tooth decay, or gum disease is present, your oral health worsens. Many patients will put off dental care until it becomes so severe that they have no choice. Delaying care puts the patient’s dental health at risk. Ultimately, this delay leads to worse medical problems like an infection. Damage to vital organs like the heart is also a result of gum disease and inadequate oral hygiene.
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients who have dental fears or an overactive gag reflex. Wanting to combine dental work into one or two visits is another reason for using sedatives. There are many forms of sedation available at our office. If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry, our office can guide you in the process. Call us at (661) 323-1000 to book a consultation with Dr. Dimitri Salin. Our dentist helps you decide which type of sedation is right for you.