Is it Right for Me?
Sedation dentistry is especially helpful for those who suffer from dental phobia, the fear of going to the dentist.
A surprisingly high number of people fall into this category. According to Wikipedia, It is estimated that as many as 75% of US adults experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of U.S. adults are considered to experience dental phobia; that is, they are so fearful of receiving dental treatment that they avoid dental care at all costs.
Sound familiar? From these numbers, there is nothing to be embarrassed about—you are not alone. Dr. Bjornbak and his compassionate team realize this and have created a safe environment in our Van Nuys area office with no embarrassment. It is very gratifying for us to take you from being “petrified” about dental care to receiving the smile of your dreams.
Many people are too afraid of needles to have their dental work done. In addition to these groups, people with a strong gag reflex or sensitive teeth will find being sedated very helpful. Additionally, those who need a lot of dental work done may want to consider the efficiency of sedation dentistry. We have had many patients that were “burned out” by going to the dentist too many times. Often we can complete your dental work in one to two visits because we can safely sedate you for a five-hour visit.
If you’ve been avoiding dental care because of dental phobia or any of the reasons listed above, contact LA sedation dentist Dr. Michael Bjornbak for an free consultation to see if sedation dentistry will work for you. It has been successful for many of our patients.
Sedation dentistry is a good choice for most patients because it makes dental work painless and efficient. Too often, people procrastinate going to the dentist for fear of the pain or for lack of time. Thanks to Dr. Bjornbak, you can be more relaxed during your dentist visit and get more dental work done at the same time.
The risks involved with sedation dentistry are minimal, but as with any medical procedure, there may be risks. This is where choosing an experienced sedation dentist becomes so important. Dr. Bjornbak has become known as “The Sedation Dentist” because of his vast experience in this field of dentistry. He has successfully performed over 1200 sedations, far more than many of his colleagues.
The pros to sedation dentistry include dental work that is efficient and painless. The importance of these benefits is evident in how popular sedation dentistry has become. When you consider how vital oral health is to your well-being, sedation dentistry could be a transformative choice for you, especially if you have a high level of dental fear. Instead of living with chronic tooth pain, you can forget your fears and get the dental work needed to have a healthy mouth again.