Is your fear of the dentist keeping you from making the regular appointments necessary for your healthy teeth and gums? If so, you’ll be delighted to find out there are now ways we can make your visit pain free, anxiety free, and completely comfortable. The secret is what is called “conscious sedation.”
Conscious sedation is achieved using oral medication prior to a procedure that places you in a state where commands by the dental team can be acted upon, but no memory of the event – or any discomfort experienced during it – are recalled. It is used in a variety of medical and dental procedures, and is a safe and effective way to calm your nerves while visiting the dentist.
Using conscious sedation can be a great way for you to maintain regular care appointments if you’re a reluctant visitor, and it can make you feel all the more comfortable if you have sensitive teeth, an enhanced gag reflex, a long appointment scheduled, or general anxiety prior to and during appointments.
So, ask us about conscious sedation at your next visit, we think you’ll be impressed with the results. Or, if you’ve been putting off a visit out of fear, give us a call to find out how conscious sedation can help you feel more comfortable while in our office. We’ll be happy to chat with you and to answer any questions you may have.