Orthodontic treatment can take several years, and you might in fact be wearing your dental braces for up to three years. When your braces are finally removed, your teeth should be perfectly aligned. But while your teeth might have been straightened, if they have degraded beneath your braces, it wouldn't just be a disappointment—it would be a disaster. What can cause tooth damage while wearing your braces? And what can be done to prevent this?
Sometimes it can feel like an impossible job to keep your kids happy and healthy all the time, especially when they are prone to doing such silly things. But that is one of the many roles that a parent must play, and it is important that you are ready for anything that may come your way, no matter the time of day. One such area that not many people are familiar with is emergency dental situations.
Dentists who provide services to those with special needs also offer the parents and caregivers an opportunity to have peace of mind while their loved one is in their appointment. Knowing that their loved one is well taken care of and looked after during the appointment, the caregiver is relieved of the burden of guilt that is sometimes associated with a trip to the dentist. For many, the sensation of having their teeth cleaned and the unfamiliarity with dental procedures can cause great stress.
After skipping a few dental appointments, it can snowball into going years without seeing your dentist. At this point, you may become anxious about your possible dental issues that are going undiscovered. This anxiety may lead to you going even longer before you're brave enough to finally set up a new dental appointment. If your anxiety is really bad, consider seeing your personal physician to see if there's any medication available that could help.
Sedation dentistry allows the dentist to perform procedures comfortably for those who have anxiety about going to the dentist. Depending on your needs, your dentist will either use mild, moderate, or deep sedation, where you will alternate between various stages of consciousness.
You will either be given inhalation nitrous oxide or an oral sedative to help you through your procedure. You will not have anxiety during your procedure, nor will you feel any pain or have any recollection of the procedure.