Sedation Dentistry: Taking the Fear Out of Your Dental Visits
Fear of the dentist is a common factor in patients of all ages throughout America. Whether you simply feel uncomfortable among the unfamiliar sights and sounds or you had a negative experience with another doctor, we understand and are here to help. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski and his team do everything possible to make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed every time you visit our office. One of the services we offer to achieve this is sedation dentistry.
How Can Sedation Dentistry Help You?
For many patients, the anxiety they associate with dental procedures is enough to keep them from making an appointment at all. For others, there are different reasons that dental visits evoke unpleasant feelings. Whatever it is about dental treatment that causes you discomfort or anxious feelings, Dr. Michalski can help with oral conscious sedation. We will provide you with a prescription for a special medicine before your visit, and you’ll take it before your procedure. You’ll need someone you trust to drive you to and from your visit, but the effects should wear off completely within a few hours.
Oral conscious sedation can help patients with the following common problems:
- An excessively sensitive gag reflex
- A fear of needles, drills, or other dental equipment
- The need to complete multiple procedures in one visit
- A problem with becoming numb with local anesthesia
- Difficulty lying still for an extended length of time
- Physical problems that make it uncomfortable to lie down for very long
Finally Relax in the Dental Chair
If you or someone in your family needs help feeling more calm and comfortable in the dental office, Dr. Michalski and our entire team would like to help. Contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today to speak to our caring, friendly staff and schedule your appointment. We look forward to showing you what a difference our patient-centric approach and gentle touch can make for you. Our family-friendly office proudly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cromwell, Berlin, Wethersfield, Newington, Hartford, and more.
Bruxism Treatment for Nighttime Teeth Grinding: Finally Find Relief!
Do you or your partner suffer from teeth grinding at night? This unconscious nocturnal behavior is known as bruxism, and most patients affected by it aren’t even aware of its existence. Sometimes, the sound of the teeth grinding together is enough to wake a sleeping partner, and in other cases, your dentist is the first to notice the symptoms. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski and his team offer an extensive array of general and preventive dentistry services, including treatment for bruxism.
The Importance of Treating Bruxism
When patients suffering from bruxism grind their teeth (usually at night), the surface of the enamel gradually begins to wear down over time. Excessive pressure can even cause fractures in the teeth, opening up passageways for the entry of bacteria. The appearance of the teeth is negatively impacted as well; patients with untreated bruxism tend to have unnaturally flat teeth that become shorter over years of grinding.
Fortunately, there is a way to treat bruxism that is both comfortable and convenient. A custom-made oral appliance – sometimes called a mouthguard, nightguard, or splint – can be worn at night while you sleep. This specialized solution is manufactured to fit your unique dentition for the ultimate in comfort and successful treatment. Dr. Michalski will take the time to sit down with you and discuss your concerns, thoroughly assessing your teeth and developing a treatment plan that suits your needs. Our goal is to help you find relief from the intense nighttime teeth grinding associated with bruxism, allowing you to enjoy more restful, comfortable sleep and a healthier smile.
Schedule Your Bruxism Consultation
If you suffer from bruxism and you’re ready to take control of your oral health, Dr. Michalski and our entire team can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how treating bruxism with a customized oral appliance can improve your life. Our conveniently located office in Rocky Hill, CT also happily serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Hartford, Newington, Cromwell, Berlin, Wethersfield, and beyond.