Are you or a family member uneasy about going to the dentist? Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected going to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be performed?
If your past or current situation is causing a lot of nervousness, there are options available to ease your fear and reduce (or completely eliminate) your pain with the necessary services. Oral sedation (sometimes called sleep dentistry) has helped countless Jefferson City dental patients calmly undergo dental treatment. It is not an experimental procedure but has been used safely in various forms since the 1800s.
To discuss sleep dentistry, call Jefferson City Dental Care at 573-634-2400 to schedule a no-pressure consultation. Dr. Johnson will explain your sedation options and answer any questions. If you decide on sedation, Dr. Johnson will refer you to a specialist if necessary (depending on the type of sedation used).
It is critical to understand the difference between topical analgesics and sedation which are used both alone and simultaneously. Analgesics help numb the gums and nerves connected with your teeth so you don’t feel the pain. Sedation medications impact the nervous system and bring a feeling of peace and relaxation. You may choose to be minimally sedated, where you are quiet but still awake, or select general anesthesia which renders you completely unconscious. Together, these two solutions dramatically improve the treatment experience for patients suffering from dental anxiety, a very common condition.
Regardless of the type and level of sedation, you decide to use, Dr. Johnson will proceed with patience and understanding. Oral sedation assists with making your dental visit relaxed so you can treat all of your dental problems and restore your health. Taking care of cavities, infections, and other serious problems brings peace of mind and reduce the risk of further damage including tooth loss.
Jefferson City Dental Care in Jefferson City is enthusiastic about oral health and complete patient satisfaction from the first visit through completion of treatment. We offer first-rate dental care including dental implants, porcelain veneers and prepless veneers.
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