Visiting the dentist can be scary. In fact, according to a 2015 study, a whopping 80% of Americans experience some level of anxiety about visiting the dentist! If you or your kids find yourselves avoiding the dentist due to nerves, sedation dentistry can be a great option.
Your degree of consciousness depends on the level of sedation choose. There are four main levels:
Different dentists may use varying medications, but these are a few common sedation methods:
Anesthesia can be administered in several ways, but it will cause the patient to fall deeply asleep during the procedure.
Patients should be aware of which medications are used in the type of sedation they select. If you have questions or concerns, we are happy to discuss your options with you in more detail. We want you to have the best experience possible at Oak Mountain Dental. If you experience dental anxiety, consider sedation to make your procedure smooth and worry-free!
Would I benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation is a safe option for any patient, but it can be especially useful for those who experience: