There’s No Need to Fear the Dentist
Find out how we could make your next dental visit a relaxing and stress-free experience.
Does the idea of coming in for a routine dental cleaning give you the chills? Does your smile desperately need dental care but you’re too scared to visit the dentist? These fears are all too real for many people. If you are someone dealing with some degree of dental anxiety, do not worry. Our Cedar Park, TX, family dentist, Dr. Jason Dyson, is here to tell you how sedation dentistry could help you.
Whether you need to undergo root canal therapy, you want to get dental veneers to improve your smile or you just need to get your teeth cleaned, we know that visiting the dentist can sometimes be a little inconvenient. But for others, it can be downright scary. If the latter sounds like you, then sedation dentistry could ease your nerves during your next dental procedure.
Sedation dentistry provides our patients who battle dental phobias with the ability to reduce their anxieties and to get the dental care they need to maintain a healthy smile. Sedation dentistry offers a variety of benefits. On top of reducing your anxiety (which we know is a major benefit), it can also reduce gag reflex. If you are someone who finds they have a sensitive gag reflex and fears even getting a dental cleaning, then sedation might be the best option for you. With the patient relaxed we can also focus all of our attention on your treatment, often completing the procedure in a shorter period of time.
Here in Cedar Park, our dentist uses oral sedation to help relax and calm you. Oral sedation comes in the form of a small pill, which you will take about a half an hour to one hour prior to your procedure. We can also control the intensity of the sedation’s effects by the strength of the oral medication we prescribe.
Oral sedation is often an anti-anxiety medication like Valium. While it won’t put you to sleep, some patients do feel groggy and some even doze off during the procedure. Since the effects of oral sedation can last for several hours, it’s important that you have someone who can take you home after your procedure.
Don’t bite your nails off thinking about your next dental appointment. Getting sedation dentistry in Cedar Park, TX, could be all you need to stay calm while getting the dental care your smile deserves. Call Parmer Oaks Dental Care today to learn more.