If you harbor deep dental anxieties and phobias, don’t feel bad. Dentistry has evolved to meet the needs of people who are more communicative about their fears in modern times. That’s why Katy TX dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, is committed to offering various forms of sedation which can help even the most nervous patient weather their needed dental work. Have you been putting off necessary treatments, or even just basic cleanings and checkups, due to your fears? Consider dental sedation as a potential solution.
Reasons for Sedation Dentistry
There are a variety of reasons why someone might dread the dentist. Bad experiences in the past can set the tone for how you feel about sitting in that dentist’s chair. Embarrassment is another common concern. Some patients have severe gag reflexes which make dental work very unpleasant and even nearly impossible. You may have extremely sensitive teeth or a low threshold for pain, setting your nerves into overdrive. Anyone that is in need of multiple dental procedures is likely to feel concerned about the physical challenge involved. Sedation allows you to get all of your dental work over within one appointment, all the while in a calm and relaxed state.
You’ve probably heard that there is always a risk in getting any kind of anesthesia. This is why dentists that provide the service are required to be highly trained. Any dentist worthy of providing you with dental care should be open to hearing out your concerns, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. A thorough medical history will be necessary, including a list of any medications you’re currently taking. Sometimes sedation is appropriate for children that are either terrified of going to the dentist or refuse to cooperate and sit still. This makes dental work complicated and unsafe for our youngest patients. Nitrous oxide is the first course of action for children. However, occasionally stronger forms of oral sedation might be discussed.
Sedation from Katy, TX Dentist
Dr. Colin Lathrop is an experienced and widely respected dentist serving patients in the Katy. TX area. Patients can schedule an appointment with Lathrop Dental Center by calling our office at 832-437-3849.