• Conscious Sedation
    • Do you experience fear of visiting the dentist? Does your tooth feel like cracking on hearing the sound of the drills at your dentist’s clinic?

      Fear Not......You are not alone; Odontophobia or fear of visiting the dentist is shared amongst about more than 50% of the population. Many dentists understand not everyone feels comfortable sitting in a dentist's chair and offer assistance in making you feel more comfortable while having your teeth worked on. Dental anxiety is more than just an inconvenience; it can prevent you from getting the oral health care you need.

      To help anxious patients cope with this condition, more and more dentists are offering SEDATION DENTISTRY, a safe and effective way to allow dentist phobic people get through their procedures. Sedation is used to help patients experience a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives.

      Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

      Dental procedures that may require long operation times are made easy through sedation dentistry. Aside from keeping you comfortable you will not be as tired after a long procedure. The effects or sedation fade after a couple of hours so it is easy to get back into your normal routine and eliminates the need for missed work days or time off from school following a dental appointment.

      Additionally more complex dental procedures such as a smile makeover or extensive rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer appointments. So any reluctance patients may have to undergo more complicated cosmetic or restorative dental procedures can be done comfortably so that you can get the smile you have always wanted.

      Also sedation dentistry allows those patients who would normally avoid getting routine maintenance (most recommend bi-annual visits) more likely to receive recommended routine care. The neglect of one's oral health is much less likely to build to up a point where oral health problems require drastic dental treatments to become troublesome.

      Getting oral care no longer has to be an uncomfortable, frightening or painful experience. Oral sedation dentistry allows the patient to have a minimally depressed level of consciousness and you and your dentist will have open communication. He will constantly monitor your vital signs while working on you, ensuring you are in a safe and relaxed environment.

      The patient can experience a freedom from their past fear and apprehension of the dentist, allowing them to receive treatment with peace of mind, as well as receiving treatment that they have not been able to have for many years because of their dental phobia.

      Getting oral care no longer has to be an uncomfortable, frightening or painful experience. With sedation, dentistry can be like a walk on the clouds.