Are you fearful of going to the dentist? Do your palms sweat just thinking about sitting in the dentist’s chair? If so, we definitely have the solution for you here at Jones Bridge Dental Care: sedation dentistry in Alpharetta, Georgia!
A 2009 survey conducted by the American Association of Endodontists concluded that 80% of American adults suffer from a fear of the dentist. Furthermore, out of that 80%, half of patients say that they might be avoiding the dentist because of this fear.
Well, with sedation dentistry from Alpharetta’s Jones Bridge Dental Care, you don’t have to worry about experiencing high anxiety or dental fears any longer!
Types of sedation dentistry
Getting sedation dentistry is a very smart choice when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums in great health. For patients who are fearful or anxious, a sedation dentist can be your best option! There are actually a couple forms of sedation that we offer to our patients, including:
- Nitrous oxide—Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas,” is a light form of sedation, and it can be used for minor procedures (teeth cleanings, etc.). When inhaling the nitrous oxide, patients feel a sense of euphoria and relaxation. It is a great way to take the edge off when patients feel anxious or fearful.
- Oral conscious sedation—With oral conscious sedation, patients can feel relaxed and experience total comfort. It comes in a pill format, which means that an IV or needles arenot required! Oral conscious sedation is absolutely great for patients who have light to moderate anxiety and fears. Actually, some patients have virtually no memory of the procedure as they receive the dental care they need.
Whether you choose nitrous oxide sedation or oral conscious sedation, we will ensure your constant safety and comfort throughout your appointment. We are trained and experienced to safely administer sedative medication(s) to patients.
Who can receive sedation dentistry?
Dr. Leo will evaluate your current health status and your health history to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for sedation dentistry. Actually, if you suffer from any of the following, then sedation dentistry can help!
- Fear of needles
- Fear of going to the dentist
- Dental phobias
- Fear of losing control
- Fear of embarrassment or ridicule
See if sedation dentistry is right for you!
If you would like to melt your fears away and experience a relaxing, stress-free, and pain-free trip to the dentist’s office, call our office to schedule your consultation appointment. We offer forms of sedation dentistry that are sure to meet your needs, and allow you to receive the excellent dentistry results that you deserve.