Why You Shouldn’t Dread Going To The Dentist
Countless people see their stress levels rise as they anticipate an upcoming dental appointment. It’s so common, in fact, there’s a term for it: dental anxiety. But sedation dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla can help even severe cases get the dental care they deserve.
Some people get so concerned at the thought of a dental checkup that they’ll put it off for months, even years. In severe cases, they’ll avoid the dentist completely, and trust to daily flossing and brushing to keep their teeth and gums in good shape. We’ll never discourage regular flossing and brushing, but skipping the dentist is never a good idea.
No matter how good a job you do with dental hygiene, even if it’s brushing after every meal and right before bed, it is no substitute for a dental checkup. But we understand how difficult it is, for whatever reason, for some people to get themselves to our office. Sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.
We offer two types of sedation:
- Nitrous Oxide. This minimal form is better known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective at relaxing you.
- Oral conscious sedation. The moderate form involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before the appointment. It won’t make you sleep, but will make you groggy. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from our office.
Don’t dread the dentist, and never put your dental health at risk by skipping checkups. Sedation dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla can get you through your appointment. Patients from Solano Beach, Del Mar, and Claremont rely on us for dental health care, and come here for complete general dentistry and much more. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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