Through the modern miracles of sedation dentistry, dentists can now safely treat anxious patients and often accomplish all dental work in one visit that may have required many more visits without it.
Dental phobia, or fear of the dentist, is not uncommon. In fact, many people avoid dental treatments altogether, as the stress and anxiety can be overwhelming. As a result, dental health deteriorates, but with sedation dentistry, offered at our practice, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted without the stress and fear of the dental procedures.
Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?
Nearly all patients are candidates for sedation dentistry. Check out which type of sedation treatment is right for you. But sedation dentistry can help patients who have:
- High fear and anxiety for dental treatment
- Traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Limited time to complete dental care
- Inability to control movements due to conditions like Parkinson’s Disease or cerebral palsy
If you are one of those patients who hate needles, shots and the noises, smells and taste associated with dental care, call our office for a consultation with our doctor and see how you can be benefited. Don’t let anxiety and fears come in the way of your dental care!
How does Oral Sedation work?
For dental treatment under oral sedation, you will take a small sedative pill an hour before you come to the office. This will help you feel relaxed and sleepy and by the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy. It is necessary to have a responsible adult accompany you to the office. During your dental treatment, a trained assistant will be with you monitoring vital signs. Our doctor and our experienced team will perform all necessary dental work and though you are in a deeply relaxed state, you will be responsive to any questions or requests. When the procedures are complete, you will be gently awakened and will have no memory of your treatment.