Dental services can respond to oral health and esthetic concerns. At our Newport Beach, CA dental practice, we work with patients who sometimes need more involved care to address one or both of these matters. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for people with dental anxiety to proceed with care even if they know they need to do something about an active smile problem. If you are someone who struggles with unease about treatment in general, or if you worry about a specific care plan, dental sedation can help. The use of a safe sedative option can keep you in a relaxed and comfortable state while your dentist tends to your needs. Because there are multiple options, we can see to it that you have the right degree of support.
Unease About Dental Work Can Complicate Your Treatment Experience
If you have never experienced something more involved than routine oral health care, the idea of restorative or even cosmetic work can be intimidating. Individuals who suffer dental anxiety can find that any appointment is difficult to book. The good news is that there are different ways in which our practice can help address those uneasy feelings. One is by providing detailed information on treatment and a supportive environment where it will take place. Another is by making safe dental sedation available. The offer of sedation can ensure that a longer or more involved procedure is more comfortable for you while letting you remain conscious throughout the appointment.
We Provide Options For Safe Dental Sedation
There are different methods we employ to keep patients sedated during their dental appointments. With nitrous oxide, we can provide a relaxing effect throughout the work itself, but the influence of the gas dissipates quickly. That can ensure you have support while still letting you return to your scheduled daily activities. For people who require more support, options like oral sedatives and IV sedation can be used.
The Trouble With Delaying Oral Health Care
If you put off restorative dental work for any reason, you make yourself vulnerable to complications, something that can demand more involved work at a later date. For example, if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, putting off that extraction gives these third molars time to press against their neighbors and damage them. That pressure can also lead to crowding that hurts the quality of your smile.
Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Dental Sedation!
Through the use of different sedation techniques, we help patients enjoy better experiences with care. Whether you feel uneasy about undergoing treatment or want to make a longer, more involved service more comfortable, we can help. To find out more about your options for dental sedation and what they do for the patient experience, contact Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery at (949) 630-0143 to discuss care today.