Sleep dentistry can help patients in Greenville SC relax in the dentist’s office
Does your heart start to beat a little faster just thinking about a visit to the dentist? Do you sometimes wish you could just sleep through your appointment and wake up when it is complete? If you feel like there is dental anxiety keeping you out of our office and putting your oral health at risk, you are not alone. Many of our new patients express their fear about the dentist. For many, this fear comes from experiences in the past. For others, it’s the unknowns of facing a lengthy procedure or having an overactive gag reflex. Luckily, dental anxiety can be controlled for many patients through the aid of oral sedation. We have been using oral sedation successfully to help our patients in Greenville, SC and surrounding areas take back control of their health.
Oral sedation can help patients of all different types and personalities. We have patients who come to us saying that sitting in the dental chair makes them claustrophobic. Some are afraid of what procedures they may have to face. Regardless of the reasons behind your fears, we understand that they are valid feelings that need to be addressed in order for you to receive the care you deserve. Oral sedation is a great option for patients who want to be able to relax in the dentist’s office.
In addition to patients with anxiety, oral sedation can help patients who are facing lengthy or multiple procedures. The sedation keeps the patient conscious and coherent, but it allows the entire body and mind to relax. Beyond helping patients have multiple procedures performed comfortably, sedation helps keep the muscles of the face and jaw relaxed, which can aid in the recovery process.
After a procedure with oral sedation, patients will experience an amnesic effect. Patients will need to schedule a ride to and from their appointment. After going home to rest, most report they went to sleep and woke up with no memory of the procedure.
If you are ready to visit our office and receive the regular care that is vital to your health, call us today to learn more about oral sedation dentistry.