Painful teeth have always been around. And the desire to avoid this pain has undoubtedly been around for equally as long. Poor dental hygiene can lead to unbelievable pain. Many people are scared of going to the dentist to get their tooth problems sorted out. And many people even put off going to the dentist. With being put to sleep now an option, the fear is becoming increasingly unfounded. Here is a short list of reasons why you need to stop avoiding the dentist and drag yourself there now!
If you have a pain in your tooth:
Have you ever had a pain in your tooth and just left it to go away on its own? Or maybe you’ve had an ulcer or abscess that you’ve left to clear up alone? If this is the case, then you might want to consider going to the dentist. These pains don’t always go away alone, and sometimes they’re a sign of intervention being needed. You could be experiencing tooth decay that needs a filling to stop it in its tracks. Or your tooth might need taking out if you have an abscess. If you are scared by the sound of these procedures, then here’s why sleep dentistry might be the best thing for you.
If you haven’t been for a checkup in a while:
This is something we’ve all been guilty of. Our dentist has told us to go back in 6 months, and 2-3 years later we still haven’t made our comeback. If you find yourself skipping appointments because you can’t be bothered to go, or you think your teeth are fine. Or even if you’re scared of the dentist. I urge you now to just go for it. You never know what could be happening with your teeth, and it’s always better to get them checked out than to leave them to potentially get worse. If you’re frightened of the dentist then I recommend finding one that is empathetic and will allow you to use stop signals when the pain or fear gets too strong.
Procedures can be done quickly now:
Most procedures are very quick and straightforward when it comes to the dentist these days. With being anesthetized an option, dentists are now able to work quicker than ever. And if you don’t want to be put to sleep but you have a high pain tolerance, then the procedure can be over and done with even quicker. You may be avoiding the dentist because you always have plans. Or you may be avoiding the dentist simply because you don’t want to be stuck in the chair for too long. Whatever your reason for wanting to be in and out as quick as possible, make sure you go to the dentist and tell him you have plans after, that way he can get to work quickly.
So there you have some top reasons as to why you should stop avoiding the dentist and just go. It doesn’t matter if you’re scared anymore, because being knocked out is a more common possibility than it ever used to be. And it doesn’t matter if you’re in a hurry to get somewhere else either, because it’s now possible to be in and out of the dentist more quickly than ever.