Overcoming fears to function
Are you afraid of the dentist? There is no need to be bashful about being afraid of the dentist. Fear is a very natural and necessary emotion. Fear can keep us out of dangerous situations. Some fear is quite naturally based on previous experiences, some fear is based upon intrinsic knowledge of a subject, and some fears are hard to explain. Sometimes fear can affect our lifestyle. For example, a famous professional football coach held a fear of flying, so he would travel separate from the team and take a train or motor coach across country each week. Peace activist Mahatma Gandhi refused to sleep with the lights off because of his fear of the dark. Believe it or not, Sir Lawrence Olivier suffered from severe stage fright. Having scientific understanding does not make one immune to fear because Sigmund Freud was fearful of riding on trains.
All of the examples above show us that we must not let our fears affect our lives in a negative way. Every one of these people found a way to achieve and excel in spite of their fears. They may have had to work harder, but they still succeeded. Fear of going to the dentist keeps millions of people from getting the basic care that they need to enjoy optimal dental health. Fortunately, there is sedation dentistry to help people who are afraid of the dentist, or at least make their dental appointments and receive the care that they need while being relaxed and free of pain. Fear of the dentist happens on many different levels. There are some people who are absolutely terrified, and there are some who are just a little anxious. The important thing to know is that the sedation dentist is committed to making every patient experience relaxed and pain free.
How sedation dentistry works
Sedation dentistry is not about going to sleep. Sedation dentistry is the combination of helping you to become relaxed enough to overcome your anxiety and to provide you with a pain free dental experience. For obvious safety reasons, you will need a companion who can bring you to your appointment and take you home. This is because sedation dentistry involves taking an oral sedative or small pill before arriving at your dental appointment. The oral sedation will put you in a dream-like state in which you will be unable to feel anxiety or pain. Chances are very good that you will emerge from your visit with little or no memory of your actual treatment.
Sedation dentistry in Charlotte
If you are considering sedation dentistry to help with your anxiety and fear regarding dental care, consider The Ballantyne center for dentistry in Charlotte, NC. Both dentists, Dr. Christian Yaste and Dr. Joe Hufanda, are certified in oral sedation by DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation). Their years of experience mean that you will remain calm and comfortable through an entire dental visit. You will arrive at their spa-like practice, and about an hour later you are in a state of complete relaxation. They complete the procedure; you wake up and go home to rest. You will barely feel anything during the procedure. Call the office today and schedule a free consultation to discuss why you are afraid of the dentist, and to learn how they can help you.