Sedation Dentistry - Reduce Stress & Lessen Phobias
At Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry in Lawton, OK, we believe every patient deserves a comfortable, positive experience each time they visit. For patients who do not receive regular treatment, or those suffering from dental anxiety and phobia, we recognize that the prospect of dental care can be intimidating. By offering personalized sedation dentistry options, Dr. Lopez and his team help all patients overcome their fears and enjoy the dental care they deserve.
The Advantages of Dental Sedation
Safe for most patients, dental sedation provides individuals the opportunity to visit the dentist without fear. Sedation is administered as oral medication, taken about an hour before your dental appointment. During the appointment, patients remain conscious and responsive but are in a state of relaxation. Sedation dentistry is ideal for individuals looking to replace poor experiences with more positive visits.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Sedation?
Patients who miss out on important annual cleanings and checkups increase their risk of developing more serious dental conditions, such as infection and gum disease. Over time, this will require more intrusive dental care in order to protect the patient’s dental function and overall wellbeing.
For nervous patients, as well as those who suffer from anxiety or phobia, dental sedation is particularly helpful because it offers patients an option for receiving comfortable, yet necessary, dental care. For these individuals, the prospect of receiving dental care is often overwhelming; for patients with severe cases of dental phobia, even the idea of having to visit the dentist can trigger extreme anxiety and fear.
Dental sedation is ideal for patients who are facing lengthy dental procedures. With sedation dentistry, many patients lose track of time, feeling as if an hour-long treatment only lasted a few minutes. As a result, patients are able to undergo multiple treatments in just one appointment, eliminating the need to take more time off from work than necessary.
Improve your Dental Visit with Sedation Today
At Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry, patient safety is our priority and treatment is personalized for patient needs. Prior to treatment, Dr. Lopez will conduct an evaluation of your medical history to ensure you are a candidate for dental sedation. The night before your appointment, we recommend patients fast starting at midnight and take the medication an hour before their appointment. We often recommend patients have a friend or family member drive them to and from their appointment.
Learn more about Sedation Dentistry at Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry
If you are interested in improving your next appointment with dental sedation, contact Lawton Cosmetic Dentistry today and learn more about the advantages of this service.