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Pain-free dentistry – is it possible?

March 27 2021

Is pain-free dentistry a myth? For some people, just the thought of a dental visit can cause all sorts of fears and anxieties. Most of this stems from years of horror stories and myths of painful procedures. However, just as the world has developed over the years, so have dental treatments. Nowadays, there’s no need to experience pain when having any type of dental procedure. Here, we look at why pain-free dentistry is luckily no longer a myth.

What does pain-free dentistry really mean?

Pain-free dentistry isn’t all about medication. It’s about the entire experience of visiting a dentist. From the moment you book your appointment, to entering the practice, and even chatting with the receptionist. The whole process of a dental visit can change the way you feel about having a procedure. However, the main point of focus is the dentist themselves. Having a dentist that you have built a rapport with and understands your needs and concerns will really help. This will ensure a smooth, worry-free experience. And when you’re at ease, your body responds better to pain control and relief measures.

Is medication always necessary?

Whilst the whole experience is important, there are also some treatments that do rely on medication to help control pain. In this instance, your dentist will ask you some questions and consult your medical history to determine what pain relief is right for you. This can be based on lots of different factors such as age, weight, height, current medication and many more. But remember, speak to you dentist about any concerns you might have because they’ll be able to put you at ease.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

For people who have the highest levels of fear and anxiety, sedation dentistry can be used. This process uses higher levels of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, although patients are usually awake except for those who are under general anaesthesia. There are different levels of sedation from minimal, moderate, deep, and general. The level of sedation will depend on your procedure and your medical history.

Many people fear the dentist, but there are so many pain-free options out there that you need never fear the dentist again! if you’re looking for a pain-free dental experience in Norwich then contact Newmarket Road Dental practice today!

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