Dental anxiety is a major contributor to adults allowing their oral health to lapse, a dangerous habit that can have profound and life-long effects on your overall health and your appearance. Luckily, there are ways to help people with anxiety deal with it without experiencing the negative side effects. Among them are sedation dentistry, the practice of using medications to help alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety around procedures. If you experience regular dental anxiety symptoms, consider working with a periodontist in Miami, FL, who understands how sedation helps, like Dr. Ross.
Forms of Sedation
Everyone has heard of sedation of one kind or another for dental procedures, because several of the options available are used as regular dental anesthetics. The formal label is not usually applied to them, but the same options are available to patients requesting sedation, as are a couple of new options that are just used for anxiety.
Contact the Periodontist
Your next appointment can go a lot smoother if you talk to our office about your dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry is widely available, and we are happy to set an appointment for you to discuss the options with Dr. Ross as well. It just takes a phone call to start.