For a stress-free and comfortable visit, ask your Carmel, IN dentist about oral sedation.
Dental phobia affects thousands of American adults and children. It is, in fact, one of the leading reasons people are not getting the dental care they need.
Oral Sedation Dentistry can help patients overcome dental fears by using medication to help them feel more relaxed and comfortable during treatment. This technique is particularly recommended for people who are not fond of needles and shots.
Sedation is also recommended for:
- Patients that are afraid of visiting the dentist’s office and have a dislike or fear of all elements associated with dentistry
- Patients that have difficulty getting numb
- Patients that have complex oral health issues
- Patients with very sensitive teeth
- Patients that have limited time for dental treatment
With the help of sedation, treatments that may need several visits can be completed in just one or two. The medication can help lessen fatigue on the jaw muscle that come with extensive dental treatments
What to expect
Oral sedation is easy to administer, patients only need to swallow a pill before the procedure. The medication helps avoid the build-up of anxiety over the dental procedure and eases the patient into a much more relaxed state. Slightly sedated and comfortable, the patient is ready for the dental treatment.
With oral conscious sedation, patients are sedated but they are awake and can respond to the dentist. The effect of the medication typically lasts for about 5 to 6 hours and patients typically have little memory of the experience.
Oral sedation can save your dental health. With the right dental sedation options and the help of your Carmel, IN dentist, you no longer have to endure pain or discomfort or the embarrassment of having bad teeth because you have dental phobia.
Call our Carmel, Indiana dental office at 317-597-8748 to find out more about dental sedation. Dr. Smith and the rest of our team of dental professionals at Really Smile are here to help. You may also contact us by filling out our online form.