Do you have a fear of dental treatment? If so, you are not alone. In fact, millions of people across America suffer from some level of dental anxiety. Those with pronounced dental phobia may avoid the dentist altogether, which can lead to serious consequences for the teeth, gums, and even overall health. The good news is: there are advanced options available that can significantly relieve your fears and anxieties about dental treatment and give you a more relaxed – even pleasant – dental experience.
Here at Eureka Smiles, Dr. Jack Griffin offers oral conscious sedation dentistry to help soothe your nerves. Oral conscious sedation is a completely needle-free sedation technique. You’ll take a small pill about an hour before your procedure. Once treatment begins, you should feel extraordinarily relaxed. Oral conscious sedation dentistry does not render you unconscious – you should still be able to communicate with our dental team at all times, and your vital signs will be monitored throughout the procedure. This technique can put you in such a deep state of relaxation that you should not experience pain or anxiety during your dental treatment. Many patients who have oral conscious sedation are so relaxed that they don’t even remember the procedure taking place once it’s finished! Keep in mind that you will still be very drowsy after the procedure as the effects wear off, so it will be necessary to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the practice.
Oral conscious sedation has helped many of our more anxious patients improve the health of their teeth and gums while taking the fear out of dental treatment. Our experienced dentist can talk with you during your oral exam about this advanced technique and help you determine if oral conscious sedation is the right option for your needs.
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If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, or to schedule an appointment here at Eureka Smiles, please contact us today.