During this time, it is important that you express any worries to your dentist about previous negative dental experiences, or anything that might make you feel panicky during your procedure. The easiest way for us to provide a trustworthy, comfortable, and pain-free dental experience is through transparent communication.
A skilled sedation dentist will recommend a stop signal, if you feel like you need a break or have a question during your treatment. Most of the time this signal will be a simple hand gesture. Most dentists with sedation certifications understand the intricacies of dental anxiety and will not take your worries personally.
If you choose our practice, it is important to remember that the dentists at Vero Dental Spa are here to help you through your anxieties and will not judge you. If you are conflicted about sedation dentistry because you do not want to be at a loss of control, then we recommend telling your dentist about this too. You should also talk to your dentist if you are apprehensive about not remembering your treatment.
Lastly, the easiest way to pick a sedation dentist is by choosing someone that makes you feel calm. If a dentist seems cold, not compassionate, or not empathetic to your condition, then you should not feel bad telling them that they are not the right dentist for you. A good sedation dentist will have a caring and gentle personality and will seem interested in you as a person, rather than another set of teeth to fix.
Your dentist does not need to be a dental anxiety expert; however, there will be signs that they will help your phobia. For instance, sometimes you can tell dental offices will put your comfort first, if they offer amenities, like aromatherapy and soothing music.
Dr. Jonothan Royal