We Cater to Cowards!
Does going to the dentist make you feel anxious or frightened? You’re not alone. According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, 30 percent of the U.S. population avoids going to the dentist because of anxiety. This all-too-common “dental phobia” prevents many people from receiving the dental care they need.
Today, thanks to modern sedation dentistry, there’s really no need for concern.
Sedation dentistry (sometimes called “sleep dentistry”) provides a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for people who need dental treatment. Sedation dentistry helps you achieve a relaxed, calm state-of-mind through the use of medication. Today’s modern medicines are so effective that most patients barely remember the visit. It is as if they slept through the whole thing!
In contrast to nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation that provide lighter levels of relaxation, intravenous sedation provides a deeper, more reliable and controllable level of sedation which we can easily adjust to your needs. The medication, which is administered intravenously, is very safe, and works quickly and reliably.
Throughout the sedation process, we’ll continually monitor your blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturation and respiratory rates, ensuring your complete comfort. You’ll remain awake during the procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation.
One major benefit of sedation dentistry is that patients often feel like their dental procedures, which can be lengthy, lasted only a few minutes. Patients who are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures can rest assured, knowing they’ll feel comfortable throughout the treatment process, and that the treatment will be over before they know it!
It’s important to have a responsible caregiver accompany you to the office. The friend or family member should drive you home after the dental procedure is finished and stay with you for an additional two to four hours at home.
It Starts with a Phone Call
Don’t let anxiety keep you from visiting the dentist. Give us a call and ask if I.V. Sedation is right for you! (419) 843-8095.