Does the mere thought of a dentist appointment make you feel anxious and nervous? No matter how gentle we, as dentists, promise to be, we still see dental patients who are terrified of any kind of dental work. Even a simple checkup can make people tremble with fear.
At Northpointe Family Dentistry in Lewis Center, we offer sedation techniques that are designed to help you feel relaxed and confident about your upcoming procedure. Oral hygiene and dental care are essential to your body's health. We want to ensure that you get the treatment you need – without the anxiety you would normally feel during a visit to the dentist.
Sleep sedation is a safe, comfortable way to have your teeth cared for. With sedation dentistry, as it's commonly called, you won't feel any pain or discomfort – in fact, you might not even remember the treatment you've received!
However, sleep sedation is not like general anesthesia, which is extreme and unnecessary for lesser dental procedures. Also referred to as "oral conscious sedation," you're given a pill to take an hour before your appointment, and then an additional pill or pills once you arrive, depending on your level of anxiety. Your heart rate and oxygen levels are carefully monitored throughout the entire procedure. Before you know it, you'll be ready to go home – with a healthy mouth and a bright smile!
The benefits of conscious sedation include:
We will provide you with any oral medications that you will need to take both before and during your appointment. With our “oral conscious sedation,” you will be able to come out of your procedure absolutely pain-free. Do not let the fear of sedation cause you to miss essential cleaning and treatment for your teeth! Experience the convenience and comfort of our conscious sedation procedures. Call our Lewis Center dentist’s office at today!