Patients of all ages need to participate in good oral health habits to maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. However, due to anxieties of visiting the dentist, many patients do not get the dental care they need. Fears of the dentist’s chair can result in missed appointments, long periods between examinations, and dental cavities and problems that go untreated. A patient’s oral health is linked to their overall health and well-being, so it is more important than ever to maintain a healthy smile. Visiting the dentist twice a year can help, but only if the patient follows through with their appointments.
Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental is focused on providing dental care for those who are less than excited to visit their dentist. Thanks to sedation dentistry, Dr. Mungcal can treat patients and assist them in maintaining a healthy smile while easing their fears and anxieties surrounding the dental office.
While most of the patients that request sedation dentistry at his office are those who are scared of visiting the dentist, other patients can benefit from procedures in sedation dentistry. Los Angeles residents who are having extensive work done may also use sedation dentistry. No one likes to sit through five hours of dental work in the chair. Sedation dentistry can be used to complete long procedures and keep the patient comfortable throughout.
Patients who have strong gag reflexes or uncontrollable twitches or movements may also benefit from sedation dentistry. Many patients with these kinds of unwanted functionalities will find visiting the dentist stressful and anxiety-ridden. By maintaining a level of sedation that the patient feels comfortable with, the dentist can complete treatments without having to worry about his patient being scared or uncomfortable throughout the procedure.
If you are interested in learning about the benefits of oral conscious sedation, general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and other sedation methods, contact Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental today to schedule a no anxiety appointment at the dental office! You’ll be glad that you’ve decided to focus on your dental health, and maintain dental appointments to ensure a beautiful smile for years to come!