Dental phobia prevents more than 50% of Americans from seeking dental treatment. This all-too-common phobia keeps people from receiving necessary routine dental care, potentially compromising the health and functionality of their mouth and smile.Don’t let dental fears keep you from experiencing the oral care you need and deserve. A trip to the dentist can be a positive and comfortable experience.
How Does Dental Sedation Work?
Sedation dentistry combines a common oral sedative with nitrous oxide to create a feeling of relaxation and ease. On the day of your appointment, you’ll take medication- a pill; then a companion will bring you to the office. Our experienced clinical team will make certain that you’re relaxed and completely comfortable and we will monitor you very closely while you are sedated. Sedation medications have an amnesic effect, so you will have few, if any, memories of the visit. The entire process is simple and comfortable.
Oral sedation negates the need for IV needles giving it an additional benefit for patients who may be fearful of this component of their visit. This technique in combination with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) results in patients who experience a minimally depressed level of consciousness and a reduction in sensation- meaning the pains of dentistry will be diminished. You will still be able to breathe and communicate with your Madison sedation dentist but the worries that were once experienced at the dentist will be a distant past.
Advantages of Sedation Dentistry
Oral sedation dentistry is now the most common technique used in the United States to quell patient fears. This is because it is clinically proven and is effective at helping patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist as well as patients who don’t like the idea of sitting through a particularly long operation. If you are one of the many Americans who skip out on the dentist because of fear or anxiety dental sedation may be able to help you get back on the path of proper oral health care. Neglecting routine dental care can result in the need for more drastic dental treatments.
Dr. Edwin Batchelor is certified in Sedation Dentistry by the State of Wisconsin, a necessary certification to be able to administer sedation in Wisconsin. Dr. Batchelor obtained his certification training by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
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