Everyone has their own irrational fears. For some people this is a fear of clowns, for others it just happens to be going to the dentist. The thought of the dentist’s chair might make you think twice about getting a check-up.
An untreated cavity can cause a lot of problems in your mouth. According to Dentistry.com, if you wait too long to have a cavity treated you could be at risk of a dental abscess – the point when the bacterial infection causing the cavity has worked its way through the enamel and into the pulp of your tooth. This can be extremely painful and dangerous to your oral health. Additionally, abscesses can make you feel ill and even lead to airway blockage. Poor oral health can affect your whole body, causing possible infections and heart conditions that could have been prevented.
This doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun, does it? The good news is, if you catch a cavity or other issue soon enough, the bacterial infections and other problems can be stopped before abscesses and other painful side-effects manifest themselves.
You may feel like even though you haven’t been to the dentist in years, your teeth feel fine and you have no need to get them checked out. Many dental issues, including the early stages of a cavity, can go unnoticed – increasing the danger to your oral health. If the thought of the discomfort caused by a drill outweighs your fear of what’s going on behind your smile, there is a solution – it’s called sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry at Dental Health & Wellness Boston is a multifaceted approach to giving you as comfortable and relaxing an experience as possible. Dr. Jill Smith and her staff are certified to administer relaxation techniques, oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation.
Dr. Smith can help you feel good about your Boston dentist experience. The compassionate professionals at Dental Health and Wellness Boston love nothing more than working with patients to overcome their dental fears and phobias.
So become a new patient today and we’ll make you feel good about coming to our office for regular check-ups, minor fillings and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Wouldn’t you want to know if your oral health is threatening your overall health? Dr. Jill Smith is committed to the latest techniques in modern dentistry and a whole body approach to dental health.