Happy New Year! We hope 2020 is off to a great start for you. We are looking forward to another year of helping families with their dental health. We know not everyone is eager to go to the dentist, though. In fact, millions of Americans have anxiety about going to the dentist. Some are so fearful that they avoid their dental checkups altogether. Not only does this jeopardize your oral health, it can also affect your overall health. Fortunately, we have a gentle and effective solution to help relax patients who experience dental anxiety.
With oral sedation dentistry, you don’t have to cringe in fear at the thought of your next appointment. Whatever the dental procedure, we can help make your dental experience relaxed and comfortable.
Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?
If the following issues sound familiar to you, you might be a good candidate for the service:
- Anxiety or fear when anticipating pain
- Sensitivity to the smells, sights, and sounds of a dental office
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Difficulty sitting through long procedures
Sedation dentistry allows the doctor to complete your dental treatments safely and comfortably, without the worry and fear you might normally feel. During sedation dentistry, you may experience:
- A feeling of comfort and relaxation — you’ll be awake, but not necessarily aware
- Loss of sense of time
- No sense of smell or sound
We are often asked if sedation dentistry is a safe procedure, and we can assure you that it is. You are given sedation medication to take orally prior to your appointment. We’ll monitor you through the entire procedure to make sure everything is going smoothly.
Our number one goal is to make sure you have an exceptional dental experience, that’s why we offer this service to our patients. We care about and respect your feelings and don’t want you to avoid important dental treatments out of fear. If you have dental anxiety, please call our office to learn more about dental sedation.