What is sedation dentistry?
For some patients, dental anxiety is very real. Millions of Americans experience some level of dental fear and avoid necessary treatment because it causes so much stress.
We offer sedation dentistry to help even the most anxious patients relax and receive the care you need to stay healthy and keep your smile comfortable. Oral sedation utilizes medication to help you relax. You will take the medication once you reach our office for your appointment. One of our compassionate and professional team members will stay with you throughout your procedure.
During your appointment, you will experience deep relaxation and your appointment will seem to go by quickly. Sedation is useful for patients with a strong gag reflex, who have difficulty getting numb, and who have extensive treatment to complete. It is also great for long appointments because time will seem to fly by and allow longer appointments to be more enjoyable.
Because of the sedative nature of the medication, you will need someone to drive you home from your appointment. You should avoid making big decisions, operating machinery, and working for the rest of the day. The next day, you will be able to resume your normal schedule.
Sedation dentistry provides many of our patients with a solution that allows them to have a healthy, comfortable smile. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us at Highgrove Dental Care today!
This patient suffered from severe dental anxiety and avoided the dentist for about 20 years. We were able to put his fears at ease and do all the work required ... Read more
Thank you Dr. O'Neill and staff for taking such good care of me during my six hour sedation appointment! You truly help alleviate my fears with your specialized service ... Read more