The Truth About Dental Treatments That Can Overcome Your Fear
Posted on 4/10/2020 by Moyer Office
About 40 million Americans suffer from dental phobia. This is a major reason why so many people miss their regular dental appointments and in case of a dental issue, go as long as they possibly can without treatment. However, dental treatment today is not as bad as everyone thinks. Thanks to modern dental techniques and improved pain management procedures, common dental procedures at David R. Moyer Cosmetic & Family Dentistry are quite comfortable.
Common Dental Treatment Fears
Wisdom tooth extraction is a major cause of fear among many Americans. However, these days, you don't have to worry about pain as there are several sedation options to make you relaxed and comfortable during the surgery. Additionally, the recovery period is also very short. Most of the time, all you need is a piece of gauze over the site and some pain meds if you feel some discomfort after the surgery. However, the pain is mostly mild to moderate and goes away after 3 to 4 days. Bleeding should also be resolved within a week.
A root canal treatment is another procedure that many Americans fear. However, contrary to popular beliefs, root canal treatment is virtually painless and is done to relieve the considerable pain a person with an infected tooth feels. With today's anesthesia and sedation option, root canal treatment is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. However, it can take hours and multiple sessions to complete so it is a good idea to bring some form of audio amusement with you.
Just the mere idea of getting dental implants is enough to scare many people. But the truth is that even getting a dental implant is a minimally invasive procedure, thanks to advance technology. The dental implant may take anywhere from 6 months to a year. This may seem like a very long time but it is necessary since it allows the implant to fuse to the bone in your jaw and provide a stable foundation for your crown.
Getting all these procedures done to treat a dental issue is necessary for the continued health of your mouth. Getting these dental treatments can improve the quality of your life, make it easier for you to eat and speak, and restore your smile to its former glory. If you want to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Moyer and at 480.935.6295 today.