With Sedation Dentistry, Discomfort and Feelings of Anxiety
Isn't it time that you got the dental care you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy?
Millions of Americans, nearly 30%, are afraid of the dentist and avoid dental care at all costs, even when they are in extreme pain or discomfort. Their fear is mostly based on concerns that their general dental procedure will be a painful experience. Too many people realize too late that modern dentistry offers safe, effective, and comfortable treatments for anxious and fearful patients!
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, or the administration of mild sedatives, puts patients in a relaxed state through the use of medication provided orally or in a gaseous form. This process is completely safe and will put into a relaxed state of awareness for the duration of your dental treatment.
Another term for sedation dentistry is "oral conscious sedation" because the patient is never completely unconscious during their dental procedure. While they may feel drowsy or even nod-off for a time, they will still be able to follow the instructions of their dentist.
At Sacramento Dental Medicine we have helped many patients correct years of oral neglect in just one or two comfortable and stress-free dental appointments. Call today to schedule your consultation with our sedation dentist.
You might be a candidate for sedation dentistry if you:
- Have a phobia of the dentist
- Have back or neck problems
- Struggle with your gag reflex
- Have soreness of the jaw
- Have trouble with getting numb during general dental procedures
- Have other medical problems that prevent you from getting dental care
Don't put off the important dental care you need because of a dental phobia!
Our sedation dentist, Dr. Narodovich, is licensed by the State of California to administer oral conscious sedation to our patients. Our sedation dentists receive their training through DOCS Education, the leading Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
You may have heard sedation dentistry described in other ways: anxiety-free dentistry, or relaxation dentistry, particularly in states where conscious sedation dentistry is regulated. Also used are terms like moderate sedation, oral conscious sedation or even sleep dentistry, though this last should be applied only to general anesthesia. For the patient, the best and most accurate name is "sedation dentistry."
These terms describe a way for you to get the care you want while you remain comfortable. Always ask your dentist which level of sedation dentistry he or she is qualified to provide. We also offer pain-free administration of localized anesthetic with our magic Wand.