Sedation Dentist in Glenpool
One of the most common fears people have is the fear of going to the dentist. Just as any other fear, there is a wide range of apprehension from a little nervousness to full-blown phobias. Some patients may avoid the dentist all together, even when tooth pain begins to affect their everyday lives. Don’t let your fear negatively impact your quality of life. Whether your anxiety stems from a past experience, or your fear seems to have been there all along, Drs. Mohanna and Georgy can help you overcome your panic to get the dental care you need with sedation dentistry.
Why Should I Consider Sedation Dentistry
Recent clinical research points to a strong link between oral health and your overall health. People with dental problems, such as gum disease and cavities, are at a great risk for serious conditions, including heart disease, diabetes complications, memory loss, stroke, and low birth weight babies. If you’re afraid to visit the dentist, minor dental issues that are easily treated such as cavities can become much more invasive disease potentially shortening your life. With today’s sedation dentistry techniques you no longer have to fear going to the dentist. In fact, your dental visit can be a completely comfortable experience.
Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy are certified in sedation dentistry and the use of oral sedatives specifically designed to combat dental fears and the pain associated with certain procedures. Not only this type of sedation dentistry block the pain of dental procedures, but we can also use them to alleviate the general anxiety of your dental visit.
Who benefits from sedation dentistry? Anyone who is:
- Anxious about dental procedures
- Has problems getting or staying numb
- Has neck or back pain that causes discomfort in the dental chair
- Afraid of needles or drills
- Bothered by the sounds and smells of the dental office
How Does Oral Sedation Dentistry Work?
Before your appointment, you’ll take the sedation dentistry medication the doctor decides is right for you. It’s a prescribed oral medication and you’ll be given a specific time to take it, usually about two hours prior to your visit. It’s important that you have a friend or family member to drive you to and from the appointment. When you arrive, you’ll feel very relaxed and we’ll show you to the operatory for your procedure. The doctor will keep a close eye on how you’re feeling, and because this type of sedation dentistry allows you to be awake, you’ll be able to communicate with us about your level of comfort. The effects of oral sedation will wear off after a few hours so you’ll be feeling yourself shortly after your appointment.
How Does IV Sedation Work?
For those with moderate to severe dental anxiety as well as patients scheduled to have several extensive procedures, Drs. Mohanna and Georgy offer IV sedation. With this type of sedation, medication is delivered through your veins. As soon as the sedative enters your bloodstream, you will immediately feel relaxed and comfortable. Many people believe they’ve slept through their appointment, but you are actually awake so the dentist can communicate with you. While you are sedated, we carefully monitor your vital signs. Nothing is more important to us than your health and safety.
Going to the dentist can be a completely comfortable and relaxing experience when you put your trust in Drs. Mohanna and Georgy. Contact us today and let us know if you are in need of sedation dentistry. We’re here to help and hope to provide you with the dentistry you need for good oral and overall health.