Why Sedation Dentistry?
We talked to Dr. Christine Bergman of South Lincoln Family Dentistry (southlincolnfamilydentistry.com) about sedation dentistry and how it has impacted her practice:
“Fixing dental problems is essential for maintaining good oral health, as dental issues can cause significant pain and discomfort and even lead to serious health complications if left untreated. However, many individuals avoid seeing a dentist due to dental anxiety, a common fear among adults. This anxiety can prevent patients from seeking necessary dental care, even when experiencing pain or discomfort.
Fortunately, oral sedation has emerged as a valuable tool to overcome the barrier of dental anxiety and help patients receive the care they need. Oral sedation is a safe and effective method of reducing anxiety and allowing patients to feel more comfortable during dental procedures.
Dentists can use oral sedation to create a more relaxing and comfortable environment for patients, reducing their fears and anxieties associated with dental visits. This can help patients receive the care they need to maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems from progressing.
Oral sedation has improved our ability to provide high-quality care, allowing us to focus on delivering the best possible dental work. As a team, we are confident in offering a different dental experience. This confidence helps build trust with our patients and allows them to say yes to comprehensive treatment resulting in healthier mouths.
Oral sedation can be a great way to receive necessary dental treatments without anxiety for patients with severe dental anxiety. Patients can feel more relaxed and comfortable during procedures by using sedation, allowing the dentist to perform the necessary treatments with precision and accuracy.”
Remarkable Success Story
One amazing patient suffered from severe dental anxiety and PTSD due to a traumatic accident that resulted in multiple missing and broken teeth. When she first came to see Dr. Bergman, the thought of anything being placed in her mouth caused extreme anxiety. However, this patient received the dental care she needed to restore her smile and improve her quality of life. She achieved an entire arch of replacement teeth in just one day. Thanks to full mouth rehabilitation with a Hybrid Bridge, patients’ dental fears are now a thing of the past. She can now enjoy a beautiful, functional smile and the confidence that comes with it.
Dr. Bergman and her team always seek ways to improve their patients’ experiences, including overcoming the common fear of dental anxiety. This is why they offer oral sedation as an efficient way to create a comfortable patient experience.
Dr. Bergman emphasizes that sedation dentistry is more than just treating nervous patients. It is an essential tool that allows her to provide comprehensive care comfortably and efficiently, benefiting her patients.