Roughly 30% of the population are estimated to avoid seeing their dentist because of fear and anxiety. Dental phobia can keep people from maintaining proper oral hygiene, sometimes causing them to avoid necessary visits for years on end. Dr. Hadden is trained to practice oral sedation dentistry, and offers it to help you relax at Dentist in Austin. You may feel uncomfortable or fearful when you come in for your dental procedure, but with oral sedation dentistry, your fears can be put to rest in a calming, comfortable, and safe way.
Oral Sedation Patients
There are many predispositions which make a patient a candidate for oral sedation. Common reasons include:
- Anxiety associated with visiting the dentist
- Acute or chronic pain in the mouth or jaw
- Experience problems with gag reflex
- Past neck or back issues
- Other medical issues
Because many people complain of one or more of these problems when they visit the dentist, there are several ways in which to keep you relaxed. Depending on your age, anxiety level, weight, and any other underlying health problems, as well as the procedure you are getting, the right kind of medication will be chosen to give you. You might be able to just take a pill before you come in for your procedure. Oral sedation is done in a safe and caring way.
A big payoff from oral sedation is less post-operative soreness. In most cases, you will not be required to take pain medications after your procedure, and some will recover more quickly with less soreness due to your relaxed state.
We Make Oral Sedation Your Option
We believe in making the procedure as easy as possible for you through offering oral sedation. We will discuss concerns and medical history, then offer options that best suit your specific needs. Providing all the information and counseling necessary, we will empower you to make an informed decision. No longer will you need feel fearful when walking through a dentist’s doors. You will be in a safe, professional environment with a dentist who cares about your needs.