Holly – If you have a new dentist, during your first visit you should let him or her know about your anxiety or fear.
If you have a dentist that you have been seeing for some time, he or she is likely aware of your fear. When you are told that you need a certain dental treatment, you should ask your dentist about sedation. Letting your dentist know your request as soon as possible will help him or her prepare for sedation.
Your dentist will need to explain the sedation process. Depending on the type of sedation you received, you will have to arrange for transportation to and from the dental appointment.
This post is sponsored by Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.