I’m uncomfortable with dentists and think I may have to go in soon anyway. I’ve had a tooth which has started to bother me. Wine helps me relax. Would it matter if I drank enough wine to get tipsy and relax me before going to the dentist?
You are not alone in your fear of the dentist. There are many people who share
That doesn’t mean you have to go to the dentist afraid. There are dentists who specifically cater to patients with dental anxiety. They can help you feel completely relaxed with some medication they provide.
You’ll want to see a sedation dentist. They can give you a medication which will help you feel completely at ease. Then with the pain meds, you won’t feel a thing.
Don’t Let Fear Cause Dental Emergencies
You’ll want to get this taken care of right away. Filling a cavity is pretty simple and easier to deal with than if you allow the decay to grow. If it does, you could end up needing a dental crown, a root canal treatment, or worse, a dental extraction.
These things can quickly blow up into a dental emergency. Being proactive can prevent that. It can also save you money. Fillings are way cheaper than crowns.
With Dental Sedation
A sedation dentist will want to do a consultation with you ahead of time. He’ll go over any medication you take in order to ensure he doesn’t use any type of sedation which will interfere with anything you have to take regularly.
The morning of your appointment, you’ll take a pill. However, you will be way too relaxed to drive yourself to and from your appointment. In fact, you’ll need a friend or loved one to stay with you for several hours after your appointment until you’re lucid and can get around safely on your own.
This blog is brought to you by Lafayette, LA Dentist Dr. Ashley Price.