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How To Relax During A Visit To The Dentist

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Chicago relaxation dentistry is a reasonably new component to many dental practices; it helps those people that are actually frightened and extremely anxious about going to the dentist. A dental appointment is not something that excites anybody but for some people even the thoughts of sitting in the chair can cause extreme anxiety. It is thought that about one quarter of all dental patients have some sort of an anxiety that makes it extremely difficult for them to even make an appointment, let alone actually go to the dentist. Although it can be traumatic, the truth is, everyone must care for their teeth and to help those that have been in the habit of putting these things off, Chicago relaxation dentistry is rapidly becoming a common procedure.

What Is Relaxation Dentistry

Relaxation dentistry utilizes certain methods to help patients calm down, almost making them mellow to the point where they can’t even remember the appointment let alone the treatment. Patients are given an oral sedative in the form of a tablet or syrup prior to their appointment or they can opt for Nitrous Oxide, usually called “laughing gas.”

The Benefits of Relaxation Dentistry

Chicago relation dentistry is appealing for a number of reasons. First, and perhaps foremost, is that people who are frightened of going to the dentist are able to relax which in itself can speed up the treatment. As well as that, the dentist can accomplish more in one sitting. In the event a patient has numerous cavities for example, when he or she is relaxed, the dentist can fill more cavities in a single appointment than might otherwise be possible. This saves the patient time and money. Everyone knows the necessity of having regular dental checkup. When the patient knows that there will be no anxiety or pain associated with a cleaning and general exam, they are far more likely to make good dental practice a part of their life. The dentists at Chicago Smile Design are committed to providing dental services that are comfortable and relaxing for our patients. Our premier relaxation dentistry techniques means even the most anxious of patients end up feel safe and relaxed. Dental care is important, don’t neglect it out of anxiety. Call today to schedule your appointment!


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