Here is a letter a colleague of mine received. I can’t think of a better endorsement for sedation dentistry anywhere.
For years I have avoided the dentist (sorry about that), but not anymore. I have found the best way to go to the dentist. If you have any other chicken patients maybe you can tell them my story and they will find the help I did.
Dear Fellow Dental Chicken,
I understand how you feel. Whenever I thought about going to the dentist my whole body would tense up. Who wants to pay for that kind of pain? The problem was I was starting to be in pain all the time. I was getting cavities. Those cavities turned into tooth infections.
Even with the infection, I was still finding excuses to avoid the dentist. One evening, when I was in an abundance of pain, my friend Terri told me that if I didn’t take care of my tooth infection that it could spread. In a worst case scenario, it can even spread to my brain!
I don’t have to tell you that she put me in a little bit of a panic. She told me about sedation dentistry and my life hasn’t been the same since. I took a pill before my appointment. It relaxed me completely. To be honest, it relaxed me so much I don’t remember a whole lot about the dental appointment. What I do know is that my infection is gone and I felt NO pain during my appointment. Since then, I’ve been back twice to take care of all that dental work I have neglected over these years.
I hope this helps.
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