Millions of Americans avoid going to the dentist every year because of dental phobia, or a fear of the dentist. In the end, it’s their smile that truly suffers, and a small dental problem that could have been easily treated becomes something much more serious. At Stonebriar Smile Design, we understand how debilitating these feelings can be, which is why we’re happy to offer two methods to help our most nervous patients relax and feel safe in the treatment chair.
If you have mild to moderate dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation could be exactly what you need. Dr. Wade or Dr. Moody will prescribe you an oral sedative to take about an hour before your appointment so that by the time you sit in the dentist’s chair, you’ll be completely physically and mentally relaxed.
If you need a little more help, we can also offer something called IV sedation. With this, a powerful sedative will be administered via a small, painless injection in the arm. It is extremely fast acting, and it even allows us to adjust your sedation level in real time to ensure that you’re always comfortable.
Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a stressful experience anymore. With sedation dentistry, we can calm your nervous mind and protect you from discomfort at the same time. To learn how we can use it at your next dental appointment, please contact us today.