Sedation Dentistry at Kinsey Smiles
If you love going to the dentist and having that smooth, fresh feeling that only comes after a professional dental cleaning, dental anxiety may never enter your mind. For millions of Americans, however, dental anxiety presents a real problem.
Some people avoid getting the necessary dental care they need, and as a result, their health is at risk. In most cases, our friendly and professional team puts patients at ease because they feel well cared for.
In some cases, however, patients need a little help relaxing. At Kinsey Smiles, we have a solution that allows even the most fearful patients to get the dental care they need in a comfortable and stress-free way.
Oral Sedation Dentistry
Oral sedation requires the use of prescription medication that you take prior to your appointment, so we will need to check your medical history to make sure it’s safe for you.
You will remain conscious but completely relaxed during your procedure. Though you will be able to respond to Dr. Kinsey and our team, your concerns will drift away. You might even fall asleep, as many of our patients do. Most people report little to no memory of their appointment after oral sedation.
As you relax your way through your appointment, we will monitor your blood pressure and other information to ensure complete safety. One of our clinical staff will stay by your side throughout your appointment.
Since you will feel slightly groggy and tired after your appointment, we require that someone take you home afterward. It is best to take the rest of the day off to relax.
Who Chooses Sedation Dentistry?
In most cases, patients who wish to explore oral sedation as an option are people who have a fear of the dentist.
Others can benefit from sedation dentistry, as well:
Gag reflex – Patients with a strong gag reflex have a difficult time having work done toward the back of their mouths. Sedation dentistry can relax this reflex so you can get the care you need.
Lengthy appointments – Patients who wish to have multiple procedures during one appointment often find that sedation makes even the longest appointments fly by.
Difficulty getting numb – Everyone is different and responds to anesthetic differently. When patients feel like they can’t become completely numb, even the simplest procedure can induce stress. Sedation medication works to decrease adrenaline and cortisol, two stress hormones that can prevent anesthetic from working effectively.
Are You Interested in Sedation Dentistry?
We would be happy to discuss options with you when you contact our Dacula, GA dental office. We work with our patients to find a solution that allows them to have the dentistry they need to keep their smiles looking beautiful and feeling healthy.