June 10, 2017
What makes patients afraid to have a stranger poking around their mouth with noisy drills around their teeth? Well, when you put it that way, every patient would be scared of their Sapulpa dentist. The truth is that our dentists at Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry are here to take care of your smile in the least invasive way, keeping your comfort and trust as our top priority. That’s why our office offers sedation dentistry both orally and also administered through an IV for severe cases. Let’s explore more about dental phobia and what we can do to help it.
Dental Phobia is a Real Phenomena
Anxiety is one of the most common problems that all health professionals see. In fact, it’s made America’s top 10 phobia list in the past. The root of someone’s dental fear can vary. Bad dental experiences don’t always cause dental phobia either. Dental fear could be a snowball of fear of being trapped, being operated on, or having your personal space invaded.
In order to properly treat a patient with dental fear, it’s important to communicate your level of phobia. This is key determining whether their fear of the dentist is minor or severe. By having an open conversation with your dentist about your dental fears, our office will be able to assist you with a sedative that will relax you enough to receive the dental care your smile needs and deserves.
Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients that are scared to go to the dentist. Whether younger or older patients are afraid to sit in the dental chair, we can provide the appropriate sedative to help any patient relax. Sedation is also great for patients with disabilities or special needs that could interrupt their dental work. You may also want to consider visiting our Sapulpa office for sedation dentistry if:
- You have a low pain threshold and extensive dental work.
- Can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair.
- Have very sensitive teeth and gums.
- Have a bad gag reflex.
- Need multiple dental treatments to be completed.
Two Options for Sedation: Oral and IV Sedation
Oral Conscious Sedation
Do your palms get sweaty thinking of sitting in the dental chair for an extended period of time? You should ask us about oral conscious sedation. This sedative is for patients with a moderate to severe fear of dental practices. It can also be used for patients that need multiple dental treatments to be completed in a single appointment.
You can expect to drift off into a peaceful nap while receiving your dental care. Because it does take time for the sedative to wear off, we ask that patients are accompanied by a friend or family member to ensure they leave our office safely.
Not too many dentists offer IV sedation, but our dental experts have undergone advanced training to administer sedation in our office. We can perform multiple dental procedures in one visit while you drift off into a relaxed, deep sleep. Most patients tend to have little to no memory of their dental appointment and can leave our office with a healthier smile, worry free.
Contact Complete Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you start biting your nails at the thought of visiting your dentist? Stop! For one, it’s bad for your teeth and for two, we have sedation available to ease your anxiety. Contact us today to schedule your much-needed dental appointment!
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