Relax at Your Richmond Dentist’s Office

Dec 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Family Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry

Dental SedationYour smile is one of the most significant aspects of your appearance. Studies show that people who smile often tend to be more attractive than those who don’t, and the act of smiling can have benefits to your health and quality of life. Maintaining your smile, then, benefits more than just your oral health; it can benefit almost all areas of your life. However, not everyone is overjoyed at the prospect of visiting the dentist. Dental fear and anxiety are more common than many people realize and can hinder the good oral health of many patients by preventing them from seeking necessary or critical treatment. If you fear discomfort during your procedure, then anesthesia can alleviate those fears by blocking your nerves’ signals and neutralizing discomfort. But if your fear is too rooted to get you in the chair, or originates from another cause (such as a traumatic childhood experience, fear of the instruments, etc.), then anesthesia may not be adequate. Richmond dentist Dr. Stefan Moiceanu ensures his patients receive the oral health care they need by easing dental fears with sedation dentistry. Today, he explains how dental sedation benefits his practice and patients.

How Fear Can Destroy Your Oral Health

If you have the flu, or a common cold, treating the symptoms helps you get through the sickness, but a healing usually occurs naturally, in time. If you a break a bone, it too will heal in time, although your doctor should reset it to health properly and place a cast to protect it. Your oral health, however, operates on a different principle, and your teeth cannot heal themselves if damaged by trauma or disease. Dental health issues are progressive; in other words, they will continue to worsen until they are treated. Dental phobia can cause you to fear visiting the dentist, but if you hesitate to treat your dental issue, extensive treatment may be required to fix the damage by the time treatment becomes imperative.

Let Dental Sedation Help

Being unconscious at the dentist’s office may not be a comforting idea to someone who suffers dental phobia. With dental sedation, you can enjoy the feeling of total relaxation while remaining awake and aware during your treatment. Dr. Moiceanu offers a variety of protocols to suit a variety of need, so even if you have a preexisting medical condition, you still may have options. Don’t let anxiety hinder your oral health care. To learn more about dental sedation, or to schedule your dental consultation, contact our Richmond, CA dentist office by calling 510-758-7222. Located in Richmond, we proudly serve families from Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and the surrounding communities.

To learn more about our family dental practice, or to schedule your dental consultation, contact our Richmond, CA dentist office by calling 510-758-7222. Located in Richmond, we proudly serve families from Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and the surrounding communities.

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