“Nikki and I work together. She’s a nice lady – the type who will do anything for anyone. But when it comes to taking care of herself, Nikki’s not so great. Not her appearance or anything like that – the girl is seriously on point – but when it’s her health?” Amber shook her head. “That poor girl has been dealing with a terrible toothache for weeks – maybe even a month – and she just won’t do anything about it.”
Considering there are many dentists in Boston, Amber wasn’t sure why her friend wasn’t getting treatment for her toothache. “So I decided I’d better ask her, and do you know what she told me? That girl is afraid of the dentist. That’s why she’s not going.” Amber tried explaining that dental care wasn’t really a traumatic experience, but Nikki wasn’t listening. “She said the only way she’d have her teeth looked at is if she could be knocked out. So I decided to find out if that was something that could actually happen.”
Sedation dentistry gives people who are nervous about getting dental care a way to relax enough so they can be treated comfortably. Not every dentist offers sedation dentistry services: you will want to inquire before making your appointment. It’s a good idea to schedule a consultation – an appointment where no treatment is performed; you simply talk with your Boston dentist about what your treatment options are – in advance if you have many questions or concerns.
Sedation dentistry comes in a number of levels, from a mild medication that just takes the edge off for most people, through general anesthesia, which is what most people are referring to when they say they want to be knocked out. Your Boston dentist will work with you to find the appropriate treatment level in your specific circumstance.
“So I told Nikki we found a dentist in Quincy who could help her get her toothache dealt with without having all this anxiety,” Amber said. “And our other friend even took the time to go be with her, so she didn’t have to go alone.” One quick appointment later, and Nikki’s tooth pain is gone. “She’s a good person,” Amber said, “and I’m glad she’s not suffering now. She just didn’t know that there was a way for her to feel better. Sedation dentistry is a thing, people! Check it out!”