As cosmetic dentistry has risen in popularity recently, cosmetic dentists have correspondently upgraded our patient comfort. No more do we have to sit in a hard chair in a dim room with last year's magazines on the table and one dusty plant in the corner.
Cosmetic dental offices have given them a smile makeover
We can enjoy well-constructed, comfortable chairs while we wait (a short wait too). Well-cared for plants abound, pleasant color schemes create a relaxing atmosphere; paintings or weavings soften the walls; and we can enjoy coffee, tea, juice, bottled water, and snacks. This is just the introduction to our comfort.
Instead of the big old needle of yesteryear, our modern dentists can begin the anesthesia with a type of swab, which numbs the area to be treated. Then an electronic unit can gradually administrate the right amount of anesthetic for your dental procedure. You will not feel this as a needle or syringe injecting something into your gums. It's comfortable and gentle.
For those who are extra sensitive, extra anesthetic is available for the asking. Your cosmetic dentist will not proceed with the work until you're completely comfortable and relaxed.
If you've been avoiding dental visits because of anxiety or fear, sedation dentistry is for you. There's a variety of ways to induce a relaxed or drowsy state of mind, such as:
· A prescription sedative – which you can take before you go to the dentist's office. You'll need someone to drive you there and home again afterwards. You'll be sleepy, but not completely unconscious, and the dental staff will monitor you through your procedure. You'll have little or no memory of the visit.
· A sedative given after you arrive at the office – this could be done orally or intravenously. You'll be drowsy but not entirely unconscious, and the staff will monitor you closely. Again, you'll have little memory of your dental procedure (s).
· Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) – which leaves you calm but alert to comments or requests from the dentist. This is usually offered in conjunction with local anesthetic done in a pain-free way.
With sleep dentistry, you're given general anesthesia, either orally or through an IV. You'll be completely asleep through the whole visit, and afterwards will have no memory of having been to the dentist. Many procedures can be done in one visit with sleep dentistry. An anesthesiologist will monitor you through so you'll be completely safe.
At last you can let go of your dentist phobia! Find yourself a good cosmetic dentist and you'll be enjoying warm blankets, music or videos of your choice, massaging chair pads, heated neck pillows, and a dental staff that's kind and highly trained to look after you.