Imagine the following scenario: You are stretched out in a chair at the dentist’s office holding a remote as you try to tune into your favorite radio station. A dental assistant attaches a paper bib around your neck. Someone clicks on a bright overhead light and you see latex-gloved hands moving toward your open mouth. You close your eyes.
How does this influence you? Does your heart start to race? Are your palms sweaty?
If so, you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Oral sedation benefits nervous dental patients every day. Moderate sedation helps with all types of dental procedures such as root canals, dental implants, and wisdom teeth removal.
If you are planning to undergo extensive restorative or cosmetic dental work, sleep dentistry may permit your dentist to perform numerous procedures in a single visit while you remain calm.
Don’t let fear prevent you from getting the dental treatment you need. Schedule a visit with Dr. Powell to learn about conscious sedation.