Our team at Yellowstone Family Dental is dedicated to being your trusted Billings, MT practice. We know that for many people, that’s not an option simply because fear keeps them from ever stepping foot into our dental office.
But we hope today’s blog changes that!
We’re letting you know about a powerful way to overcome your fear of the dentist with our various options in dental sedation!
Here are three reasons we think you should give it a try, and we’re confident you’ll be glad you did!
Reason #1 – Sedation Saves More Than Just Your Smile!
You may not even realize the benefits of dental sedation outside of just relaxing the nervous tension in your body.
But it’s true!
Sedation will make you feel comfortable and calm enough to get the dental treatment you need to keep your mouth healthy, certainly.
But it can also help save you time and money!
That’s because when you’re under sedation, we’re able to combine multiple treatments into one visit. That means less time in the chair overall, less time off of work, and less cost in office visits and co-pays.
Another way it saves time and costs is that it allows you to keep those routine appointments so that once your oral health is restored, your dental care is all about easy maintenance instead of playing an expensive game of catch up with dental problems that have gone too long untreated.
Reason #2 – Sedation Makes Dental Treatment So Easy!
We’ve been serving dental patients for years and have seen dental fear manifest itself in just about every way you can imagine.
We know how anxious patients don’t like to feel rushed, how nerves can make them shake or tremble, or how all the sounds of drills and other tools coming from other rooms can quicken their pulse and make their palms sweat.
Fear will likely have a visible, physical effect on you. That’s why dental sedation is so helpful. It’s an actual medical intervention that forces your body into a state of relaxation.
It’s one thing to feel calmer just by lying back in a comfy chair and wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, but that’s not always enough if your anxiety is moderate to severe.
Because of that, inhaled, oral, or IV sedation can be administered when standard comfort amenities alone just won’t cut it!
Depending on your individual needs, you can choose one of our three sedation methods that will allow your body to completely relax. In fact, oral and IV sedation can be given in the appropriate dose for you and your procedure time so that you reach a near sleep-like state, making dental treatment easier than you ever thought possible!
Reason #3 – Sedation Gives You Confidence!
A common way medical professionals help people overcome their phobias is with cognitive behavior therapy.
This is where a person learns to face their fears through a series of smaller, controlled, safe, cumulative steps. The goal is that as they overcome each fearful situation, they build confidence to ultimately get beyond their phobia entirely.
The same idea applies to relieving your dental anxiety.
Once you’ve managed to meet our friendly staff, familiarize yourself with the surroundings, and completed dental treatments with help from various sedation methods, over time, you can build enough confidence to successfully get past your fears about dental care.
We see it time and again at Yellowstone Family Dental. It’s so rewarding to watch patients finally have the courage to regain their oral health and even pursue cosmetic treatment to get a smile they absolutely love.
That’s how powerful sedation dentistry can be for you, too. The hardest part is taking the first step. But soon, you’ll see ours is a caring team you can trust.
And each visit to our Billings, MT dental office will get easier and easier.
Take The First Step!
Your first step in overcoming dental anxiety is to call Yellowstone Family Dental to set up an appointment.
You don’t even have to worry about treatment. Just arrange a time to visit us and take a tour of our practice and meet our warm, caring staff.
Establishing a familiarity with our office, atmosphere, and staff will help you feel better about your first cleaning and exam.
During your initial visit, you’ll get a chance to ask questions about our dental sedation and talk about your fears and concerns. This will allow us to get a better idea of how to make you feel more at ease and comfortable when dental treatment is needed.
You can have a healthy mouth, a beautiful smile, and a new confidence about dental care!