If you have never heard of a dental office providing oral sedation, it may be the best choice for you. Do you avoid going to the dentist for fear of pain or anxiety?
Do you have work that you know you should probably be going and having done, but you have fears associated with a trip to the dentist? Oral sedation allows you to have the work done you need all while you are calmly and safely asleep.
Reasons Oral Sedation Can Help At Your Next Visit
If you struggle with any type of nervousness or anxiety while sitting in the dental chair. It can help you get through a procedure without worrying about trying to hold still or keep your mouth open while trying to keep your anxiety at bay. If you struggle with having a very sensitive gag reflex. Oral sedation takes it out of the equation. If you have had past traumatic experiences with anxiety attacks or maybe, you experienced a tremendous amount of pain. We can perform multiple procedures while you are sleeping. If you or your loved one struggles at the dentist because of special needs. It's a great fit.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
Some people even get nervous by the thought of being asleep and having dental work performed. You need not worry. That is exactly why there are different levels of sedation. There are different medications and anesthesia that can be used to find the best fit for sedation levels you are comfortable with. What we mean is we can perform minimal sedation.
This is where you are awake but completely relaxed. We have moderate sedation. You may slightly slur your words and not remember much if any of the procedure. Then we have deep sedation. You are on the edge of consciousness but can still be awakened. Then last, we have general anesthesia. You are completely asleep for the whole process.
Let us know what your needs are or what it is you may fear. We have many options we can discuss to find the best approach for you to have a good experience. Finding that balance will help you become comfortable to come in the future and ensures you don't put off getting needed dental work accomplished. Give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.