Treating Anxiety When Visiting The Dentist
For some people, a visit to the dentist brings about an uncomfortable fear or anxiety. In some cases, this keeps people from seeking the treatment they need to maintain good oral health and can prove to be a costly fix in the future.
We understand that fear and offer a non-judgemental and pain-free experience with oral conscious sedation dentistry.
What Is Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry?
Oral conscious sedation dentistry is a painless process in which the dentist gives the patient a dose of medication orally instead of with a needle to help them relax during a procedure. Much of the time, the patient will still be awake during the procedure, just in a mild state of sedation. Depending on the anxiety a patient feels, the amount of the sedative used is increased. On occasion, the patient will not even remember seeing the dentist at all. After the procedure is complete, the patient is usually awakened with a gentle shake.
The procedure has increased in popularity since 2000 and has been helping patients receive the oral care they need.
We’ve Seen Results
At Fulmer Dentistry of Kenosha and Paddock Lake, we experienced success and excitement by patients offered oral conscious sedation dental options.
We use sedative drugs in the class of benzodiazepines (typically associated with anti-anxiety). These drugs are some of the most widely used class of drugs for sedation because of their efficacy and safety of usage.
We recommend that patients who choose the option have transportation to and from the appointment and rest for the remainder of the day.
Are you anxious about seeing the dentist, but want to make sure you keep up your oral health? Contact us for a consultation about oral conscious sedation dentistry, or a visit, today.