Never Skip a Dental Appointment with Sedation Dentistry

Avoiding the dentist at all costs will have far-reaching consequences. Ignoring a painful tooth or swollen gums will eventually lead to more invasive dental procedures such as root scaling and planing and root canal therapy.

Thankfully sedation dentistry takes care of all that.

Sedation Dentistry Helps Ease Anxiety

According to Dr. Mike Morris from Chittenden Dental, sedation dentistry helps patients with dental fear, giving them a reason to smile again. Skipping dental appointments only makes things worse, especially if you are dealing with a toothache or bleeding gums.

When you take a pill the day of or the night before your dental appointment, you will arrive relaxed, and ready for your procedure. Just remember that you will need someone to take you to and from your dental appointment in Burlington if you are having sedation dentistry.

Laughing gas, or Nitrous Oxide, is a sedation technique that allows you to be awake throughout the entire procedure as your Burlington dentist regulates the flow of gas, which is administered through a hose and mask.

What Happens if You Skip Dental Appointments

Some people believe that brushing and flossing is enough for healthy teeth and gums. As a result, most have tooth decay, gingivitis or the more serious periodontal disease.

If you are not brushing your teeth, food particles will convert to bacteria and acid. Both will eat away at the enamel on your teeth. Gum disease and tooth decay also cause chronic bad breath.

As well as gum disease and tooth decay, skipping dental appointments will also lead to tooth loss.

During dental checkups, Dr. Morris is also able to detect any signs that indicate a more serious health problem. Early detection of oral cancers is essential if you want to beat the disease. Kidney failure, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes are also associated with gum disease.

Sedation Dentistry for a Healthy Smile

Start the day off the right way and schedule an appointment with a sedation dentist in Burlington.

Catching tooth decay and gum disease in the early stages is the only way to prevent more intensive treatments. Call for a sedation dentistry appointment today.


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