This spring, as you plan all those chores and projects around the house and yard, remember to add a dental cleaning and exam to your list.

It’s the perfect season to overcome your fears about professional dental care, restore your oral health, and give yourself a fresh start.

At Butte Family Dental, you can choose from a variety of comfort and sedation options so that by this time next year, your dental anxiety will be a thing of the past!

Why You Need To Overcome Dental Fear

On one hand, fear is good for us.

When you sense some type of risk or danger, fear is the mechanism that inspires you to avoid it and keep yourself safe.

On the other hand, fear is just as capable to actually put you face to face with risk and danger.

Whether you realize it or not, fearing the dentist is one of those cases.

That’s because avoiding twice annual dental cleanings and exams out of fear and anxiety will put you at a higher risk for gum disease and its dangerous systemic effects.

You can brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, but only a professional hygienists can remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and gums.

Gum disease is an insidious infection that the untrained eye can’t spot until it’s too late. Since it’s also the leading cause of adult tooth loss, you can’t afford to miss routine dental appointments to keep it from affecting your smile and your health.

Sedation dentistry is something we offer so that you can feel confident enough to visit us regularly and keep yourself safe from gum disease and other threats to your oral health.

How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Do It!

Our dentists can help you choose the right sedation option for your level of nervousness, while considering the type of treatment you need, as well.

The first time you experience dental sedation, you’ll see how easy it makes your appointment. Eventually, you’ll build enough confidence with each visit that you won’t have any trouble keeping your appointments and keeping your mouth healthy!

*3 Ways To Feel Better At The Dentist Office*

Here are three sedation methods you can choose from when you come to Butte Family Dental for treatment:

*Laughing Gas*

If you’re slightly nervous about your appointment and are scheduled for a relatively simple treatment like a dental cleaning or a filling, you may find just the right amount of relaxation with laughing gas.

It’s been used for many years, is safe for all ages, and will render its relaxing effect right away and wear off immediately after your procedure.

*Oral Sedation*

More moderate anxiety and a longer procedure may necessitate oral sedation, which is administered in pill form that you take just before your appointment. It will take a bit longer to wear off, so you’ll need to arrange transportation to and from our Butte, MT dental office.

You’ll be awake during treatment, but you won’t really care that it’s happening.

*IV Sedation*

Our strongest option, IV sedation, will put you in a deep state of relaxation if you have severe dental anxiety and require more complicated treatment and more time in the dental chair. This would also require transportation, and it’s highly effective in helping you feel comfortable during your appointment.

*Other Ways To Feel At Ease*

We use sedation dentistry in conjunction with other practices that help you relax during your visit.

You can expect us to take our time during your appointment so you don’t feel rushed or confused about what’s happening from one point to the next.

We also allow you to enjoy time in the dental chair with pillows and blankets in our private operatories if you’d feel more comfortable in a separate room.

Learn More About Sedation Dentistry

It feels like we were just welcoming the new year. And here we are on the verge of spring!

As quickly as the years pass, it’s important to come to terms with the fact that time will not wait for you to get over your fears about dental care.

With each new season that you stay away from the dentist, your oral health becomes more and more at risk.

Our team wants nothing more than for you to have a healthy mouth, and we understand how important it is to create an atmosphere that will make that as easy as possible for fearful patients.

That’s why Drs. Brennick, Gilbreath, and McIntyre are united in their commitment to creating a warm, welcoming environment to help ease you back to the dentist office.

We’re also ready to cater to your needs with medical intervention such as our sedation options and through our comfort amenities so you can stop dreading your appointments, and instead, eventually come to look forward to them!

Learn more about how we can make you feel more confident about dental care! Call Butte Family Dental at 406-565-4458 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment in our Butte, MT dental office.