Most patients who walk through our doors feel a little uneasy about being here. Most people do not enjoy going to the dentist, but some patients actually fear the entire experience. This fear comes from many places: past experiences, rumors, and what we see portrayed in movies.
The good news is that you don’t have to be afraid of the dentist any longer. You can have a completely pain-free and anxiety-free dental appointment with the use of dental sedation. We offer sedation options for patients to select from based on their level of fear and their health history.
For patients who live with mild to moderate fear of the dentist, we offer oral conscious sedation. This is a prescription sedative that you can take about an hour before your dental appointment. You will need a friend to drive you to and from the appointment because the sedative will take effect pretty quickly and will last for several hours.
While you are here at the office, you will feel completely relaxed! Many of our patients who have used this sedation method end up falling into a light sleep in the chair because they are so at ease! For patients who have been living with fear of the dentist, this is a huge step!
Sedation dentistry is a relatively new option for patients. In the past, patients were expected to just swallow their fear and sit still. It’s no wonder so many patients avoid the office altogether! If you have had a terrifying experience prior to calling us, just let us know! We are here to help you have a happier, healthier smile. We can plan your appointment with YOU in mind.
If you are ready to have a fantastic, fear-free dental appointment, contact our office today by calling 757-903-2527 or use the convenient online form. We are looking forward to hearing from you and helping you transform your smile with the help of sedation dentistry!