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September 21 2010

Relax Through Your Next Dental Visit

So you have to have some major dental work done but you haven’t been to the dentist in years .  Like so many others you are terrified of  having dental procedures  done because of the pain you think you may experience or just the fact that you have a innate fear and phobia of dentists.  There is a  type of dentistry that caters to patients just like you, that is designed to reduce your anxiety and fear and make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.  It is called Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Conscious Sedation Dentistry and sometimes called relaxation dentistry, is administered by the dentist giving a patient sedative drugs to  keep them calm and relaxed throughout their dental procedure without putting the patient to sleep. The patient is sedated to the point of feeling totally relaxed and most patients don’t have a recollection of the procedure being performed.  This type of procedure is just right  for those with dental fears and phobias and who are afraid of being put under with general anesthesia. 

 The sedative drugs used   range from local anesthetics and tranquilizers to nitrous oxide.  To the patient,  the dental work   will feel like it took five minutes to complete when in actuality it took the dentist a few hours .  With that, a procedure that would have required several visits can now be done in just one or two using conscious sedation dentistry techniques.

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Another huge advantage of conscious sedation dentistry is not only does it diminish the patients anxiety and stress levels for an immediate dental procedure, but it also increases the chances of a patient returning for follow-up care.  Bottom line, when serious dental work is needed, the patient will more likely visit the dentist knowing there is a solution to easing their anxiety, phobia and fear of the dentist.