Can You Be Sedated Because You Don’t Like Your Dentist

I have a dentist who is very good at his job. He’s done my cosmetic work too and always makes my smile look great.  The only problem  I have is he’s kind of an annoying, arrogant, condescending git.  I don’t want to leave his practice, because I know I’ll always have a  great smile, which is important  in my line of work. So, I’m wondering if it is appropriate to get sedation just to not have to deal with him?

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Dear Anonymous,

You can use sedation dentistry for anything that makes you uncomfortable at the dentist’s office. However, I’m going to suggest you don’t. Instead, I want you to look for another dentist.

I know your dentist does a great job for you, but there are other great cosmetic dentists. Ones that won’t make you feel like you need to be asleep to deal with  them.

You want a fantastic cosmetic dentist. Contact the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. They can find one you’ll be thrilled with.

This blog is brought to you by Libertyville Dentist Dr. David Potts.