Each of our patients has a different story. Each patient has had a set of unique experiences that led him or her into our office doors. When it comes to previous dental experiences, we understand that some are good and some are very, very bad. This is especially true for our patients who have been around the dental office for a while. With experiences like that, or even just seeing things in movies and television shows, it’s no wonder patients are afraid. We believe that sedation dentistry can empower our patients to combat that fear.
For patients who prefer to be somewhat aware during their work, oral sedation allows you to be completely relaxed while still being coherent. Most of our patients choose to doze off, but we can wake them up to ask questions or get feedback. It’s a fantastic balance of feeling deep relaxation while also being a part of what’s going on in the procedure room.
For patients who want nothing to do with the procedure room, IV sedation will ensure that you stay asleep during a procedure. You can take a drug-induced nap while we work on your mouth. You will have no memory of what happened, and you won’t hear, smell, or taste anything while we work!
Sedation is a personal choice. Most of our patients are able to choose between these two types of sedation, depending on their preference. Once you experience sedation dentistry, you will have a completely different opinion of the dental office! Contact us today to learn more, or to set up an appointment. Let us know how we can help you overcome your fear of the dentist!