Are you considering one or more procedures in Alexandria with cosmetic dentistry, but are hesitant because you suffer from dental anxiety? You’re not alone. At McMillan & Associates we find that many who have had poor experiences with dental care, or who have a generalized dental phobia, resist trips to the dental chair for even the simplest procedures.
There are many situations where Dr. McMillan and his team may suggest sedation dentistry. Often, cosmetic dental procedures are more complex than the typical dental visit, and the mere thought of this type of dentistry may raise anxieties even higher. For patients like you, who desire beautiful new smiles, but fear the dental chair, sedation dentistry has become a godsend. However, sedation dentistry is not only used for the resolution of anxiety. There are many other reasons it may be recommended:
- If you have a severe gag reflex
- If your teeth are very sensitive
- When many procedures need to be completed in a short amount of time
- For complex dental problems where very invasive procedures are needed
- If you are unable to sit still during dental appointments
In our office, we use oral sedation dentistry to calm our patients who need it. The process is effective, safe, and comfortable. In fact, most patients are so relaxed during their experience that they often have little recollection of it!
There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to achieve a perfect smile because of dental anxieties or phobias. For more information about how McMillan & Associates uses sedation dentistry to calm the fears of our patients, we would love to have you check out our website. To schedule your appointment with Dr. McMillan, Alexandria cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry specialist, contact our office today!