Millions of people avoid the dentist every year out of fear, going without the care and treatment they need for a healthy mouth and a beautiful, fully functional smile. By reducing stress and alleviating anxiety, especially through pain reduction and management, sedation dentistry options like IV sedation, laughing gas, and local or general anesthesia provide a way for people who are anxious about the dentist to receive quality dental service.
At Castle Dental, we know that going to the dentist can be intimidating and scary for many, but we also know that receiving good dental care is vital to both your oral health and your overall health. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry services to help make your experience at our offices positive and comfortable.
Sedation dentistry developed as part of a response to earlier dental care that was performed without any type of pain management. Rudimentary tools, practices, and methods prior to the 20th century often meant people experienced significant pain, discomfort, and infection during and after dental procedures, so many simply went without dental care at all. However, advancements in technology and the integration of modern medicine have allowed dentists to develop customized sedation and pain management options that not only help keep you comfortable but also help the dentist perform your treatment more quickly and efficiently.
Castle Dental offers several types of sedation dentistry. Our dentists will work with you to determine which option is best for you based on your unique situation, needs, and concerns.
The main reasons for sedation dentistry are pain management and anxiety. Based on what treatment you need and your concerns, you and your dentist will determine the right sedation option for your particular needs. Because IMS and local anesthesia are the only sedation options that allow you to drive yourself home after treatment, all other forms will require a support person to get you to and/or from the appointment.
If you plan on filing with a dental insurance plan, it may be wise to research and confirm how much coverage they offer. If you plan on paying for your treatment without insurance, be sure to talk to the team at Castle Dental ahead of time so you know what to anticipate.
You should never have to sacrifice quality of care because of inability to pay, so Castle Dental provides a variety of options to help you afford sedation dentistry. We accept most major dental insurance plans and CareCredit, but we also offer flexible financing and payment plans as well as our own OneSmile Dental Plan. Contact an office near you for more information.
Don’t let anxiety or fear–or even embarrassment about your anxiety or fear–keep you from the dental care you need. At Castle Dental, we understand how powerful the fear of pain can be, and we’re here to help. No matter what’s been keeping you from the dentist, you’ll receive the same level of compassionate, personalized, and attentive treatment. And, with sedation dentistry, it can all be done quickly and easily while you stay comfortable.
If you need dental treatment, but feel uneasy about it, or if you just want to talk through general concerns about the dentist, schedule an appointment online today! We offer flexible scheduling and complimentary consultations at multiple convenient locations, all staffed with highly trained personnel prepared to help you meet your dental health goals.