Dentistry is frightening for a lot of different patients. From those who simply can’t handle the fear they associate with dentistry to patients who may have a hard time understanding the need for their care, everyone deserves the chance to get dental help without fear.
That’s why Marineland Dental Care offers oral conscious sedation – we want our patients to be able to relax and have their needs addressed without the panic, fear, and phobia that often accompanies dental procedures. Our Kennewick dental team is willing to help make dentistry easy for everyone!
What Is Oral Sedation?
You’ve probably heard of the most common form of dental sedation: nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. By far the most common form of sedation offered at dentist offices, laughing gas can help relax a patient but isn’t as sedating as many of our patients want or need.
Oral sedation is delivered in the form of a pill that we prescribe to you before your procedure. You’ll simply take the pill before your appointment, and by the time you sit down in our dental chair you’ll already be feeling the effects. Most patients describe oral sedation as a state of extreme relaxation, tiredness, and calm. While most patients stay awake some fall asleep during their appointments!
Oral sedation is also an amnesic medication, meaning you won’t remember your experience during your appointment. It’s a great way to feel relaxed, get your dental work done, and not remember it at all! Because oral sedation can be strong and long-lasting we require patients who want to use this treatment to bring a friend or family member who can drive them home.
Who Can Benefit From Oral Sedation?
Busy professionals who simply can’t take a lot of time away from the office know all too well how stressful medical appointments can be, especially if they’re going to take multiple visits. Dental care is especially affected by this problem since there’s only so long someone can poke around in your mouth before you’ve had enough!
Oral sedation allows us to get more work done in a single visit so you don’t have to interrupt your life multiple times for one treatment. You’ll be able to relax and possibly even sleep through your procedure so we can finish it all in a single sitting.
Fear of the dentist is very real – it’s even listed in top ten phobia lists all over the internet! We understand how terrifying dental care can be, but we also know how necessary it is to maintaining good long-term health. Sedation dentistry is one of our first recommendations for frightened patients at Marineland Dental Care and we’d love to extend that offer to you.
Sedation will not only calm you down, it will also allow you to recover without any memories that might make your fears or phobias worse. A lot of the patients that start off visiting our office and using sedation end up being perfectly okay with their dental care!
A High Gag Reflex can make dental care difficult for both you and your dentist. Not only is it embarrassing, it also makes getting the care you need next to impossible if treatment is needed near the back of your mouth!
Sedation doesn’t just calm the nerves in your mind – it also relaxes your whole body. You’ll feel heavy, sleepy, and at peace during your procedure and we’ll be able to get the work done without affecting your gag reflex at all.
Patients who don’t understand the dentist can find care incredibly terrifying. There are people poking around in their mouth, making them feel uncomfortable, and potentially causing pain. Whether a patient suffers from alzheimer’s, reduced mental capacity, or any other condition that could make treatment difficult dental sedation can help!
We see several patients who need sedation due to not understanding their dental care. From routine care to complicated procedures we can accomplish it all with dental sedation.
We’d Love To Discuss Your Options
Dental sedation is a great way to get the care you need without the fear, worry, or stress you might be feeling. If you’re ready to find out just what we can do to make it work for you call our Kennewick dentist office today!
You can reach Marineland Dental Care at 509-591-0515 or you can request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!