I have a horrible fear of the dentist, which is why I’m in the situation I’m in, to begin with. I need two teeth extracted. I was in so much pain I went to see a dentist. He said the teeth are too far gone. The appointment was horrible and just the idea of going back is horrifying to me. Is it possible to go to the hospital to have my teeth extracted?
You are not alone in your fear of the dentist. Many Americans find all kinds of excuses to stay out of the dental chair. Sadly, as you said, it often leads to painful situations in which you’re forced into seeing the dentist.
While there are dentists who will work with a hospital and put you under general anesthesia, hospitals cost a small fortune. What if I told you there was a much more affordable option which will give you a stress-free experience at the dentist?
Sedation dentistry is an option which will enable you to avoid the exorbitant cost of hospitals. You can get treatment right at the dentist’s office, without stress or pain. Oral conscious sedation is a simple pill you take before your appointment. However, it is so strong, you’ll be a bit loopy. It requires you to have someone to drive you to and from your appointment as well as stay with you until you’re lucid again.
Sedation and Preventative Care
One of the true blessings of dental sedation is how it changes lives. People who would have anxiety attacks just thinking about the dental chair are now able to get regular care. This enables them to finally get their oral health back, as well as preventing them from having dental care on an emergency basis only.
You’ll also find it saves you money in the long run as well. Preventative care is so much less costly than needing an extraction and tooth replacement options.
The Ideal Tooth Replacement
If you have the funds for it, the best tooth replacement option is to get a dental implant. It places a prosthetic tooth root in your jaw and then a porcelain crown on top. It is like having a healthy, natural tooth back and is completely stable.
Of course, there are many other replacement options you can speak to your dentist about, but I wanted to be certain you knew about implants. Your first step will have to be scheduling that extraction.
Best of luck to you. I’m certain you’ll find oral conscious sedation will change your view of dental care.
This blog is brought to you by Lexington Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Fred Arnold.