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By Corporate Center Dental Care
January 24, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Sedation Dentistry  

If the thought of visiting the dentist gives you severe anxiety, sedation dentistry can help you. Sedation dentistry utilizes mild sedatives to sedation dentistryhelp you relax during dental appointments. Whether you need a routine dental checkup or a more specific dental procedure, such as filling a cavity or root canal therapy, sedation dentistry can put you at ease during your appointment. At Corporate Center Dental Care, Dr. Anthony Feck, Dr. Maxie Combs, and Dr. Carol Wilson are your Lexington, KY, dentists for sedation dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry utilizes mild sedatives to help you relax and feel less anxious during dental appointments. Using a mild sedative allows you to remain awake and alert during your dental appointment, but without the anxiety and nervousness, you would normally experience without the sedative. One type of sedative used in sedation dentistry is nitrous oxide, which is typically inhaled through a mask. Another option is administering a sedative intravenously. Painkillers are sometimes also used in sedation dentistry to minimize discomfort during your appointment.

Sedation dentistry is for patients with major dental phobia. If you avoid necessary dental work, such as undergoing a root canal, because you are anxious and fearful of potential discomfort, then you could benefit from sedation dentistry. Additionally, if you typically schedule several appointments to complete dental work that could be done in a single appointment because you are too nervous to sit through a longer appointment, sedation dentistry can help.

The sedatives used in sedation dentistry help relax you so you experience less anxiety during dental appointments and procedures. It can also help you better tolerate a longer appointment so you do not need to return for multiple appointments to complete important dental work. In short, sedation dentistry is a method for helping you deal with dental phobia so you do not avoid dental checkups and necessary dental procedures that are important for helping you maintain good oral health. Your Lexington, KY, dentist can tell you more about sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry can help you experience less anxiety so you stop postponing or missing important dental appointments. To learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Feck, Dr. Combs, or Dr. Wilson, your Lexington, KY, dentists, by calling Corporate Center Dental Care at (859) 223-4644.