Dental phobia or fear is something that keeps people away from making dental appointment even if they are wriggling with pain or suffering from swollen tooth. The phobia arises when he/she enters the clinical premises and finds typical smell all around. The panic can also arise if the patient has experienced some unfavourable or dreadful situations in recent past. The fear still haunts and that expels him/her from going for treatment. Some might think that this fear can easily be overcome, but in reality the situation is something different.
Kids are more prone to this phobia and so they prefer suppressing their oral pain or cavity from parents. In present times, the dental science has invented a wonderful way to treat people with dental phobia or panic through Sleep Dentistry process. As the name indicates, the patient is allowed to sleep with the help of certain tranquilizers during the treatment so that he/she does not feel the pain. However, the patient remains in normal condition, so that he/she can answer the questions of the dentist during the treatment.
The advantages of Sleep Dentistry
The Sleep Dentistry process not only keeps the patient away from anxiety or panic, but also makes sure that he/she does not feel pain. This is the only feasible option to treat a patient with chronic dental phobia. In long-duration dental operations, this specific process also helps the patient to keep his/her mouth open for long time.
From the dentist’s point of view, the Sleep Dentistry also helps them to perform the surgery with ease making the procedure less complex. Needless to say, each and every dentist is not eligible of doing this sleep dentistry treatment. The dentists performing this special process are trained and more qualified.
Nitrous Oxide is generally used as sedative in sleep dentistry as it serves the dual purposes of letting the patient sleep and preventing the pain. Also, this is a riskless process and patients with dental phobia should certainly go through this kind of treatment.