My doctor prescribed me medicine for anxiety. It has done a world of good for me when I have to face situations I am uncomfortable with. I haven’t been to the dentist in about ten years because of my anxiety. I think I might be able to with my medicine. Will a dentist care if I take it?
I’m sure you could find a dentist who would not have a problem with you taking your anxiety medication. However, they’ll need to be aware of everything you are taking ahead of time so they can be prepared with anything they may have to give you.
You should know, there are dentists who can give you an anxiety-free dental appointment with dental sedation. The benefit to this over your anxiety medication is your dentist is already prepared for the medication they use and the things he may need to use for various procedures are already compatible with it.
Finding a Dentist Who Offers Dental Sedation
The easiest way to find someone who offers this service is to do an internet search. In addition to looking under the term “sedation dentist”, you can also look under the term “cater to cowards dentist“. It doesn’t mean you’re a coward. It means that, like many other people in the country, you have dental anxiety.
Seeing as you haven’t been to the dentist in a while you are likely to need a lot of extra work. Dental sedation helps with this because most patients just sleep through their appointment. This allows the dentist to get a lot more work done in each appointment while you take a relaxing nap.
You’ll find you’ll feel better overall once your teeth are back in shape. Patients are often surprised by how much their oral health had an impact on their body’s health.
It is really good that you are being proactive about this. Too many people with dental anxiety wait until they have a dental emergency. By then, it too often ends up being too late to save their tooth.
This blog is brought to you by Decatur, AL Dentist Drs. Drake and Wallace.