Does the mere thought of sitting down in a dentist’s chair fill you with dread? Does it make you avoid the dentist altogether? If so, you’re among the millions of Americans coping with dental anxiety. At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham, sedation dentistry may be just what the doctor ordered.
We offer two types of sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide, and oral conscious sedation.
- Nitrous oxide is more commonly known as laughing gas. It may not make you laugh, but it will make you relaxed. It has been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years. One reason for that is that it is safe and effective. It works quickly, and when your procedure is done, wears off in minutes.
- Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative about an hour before your scheduled procedure. We will prescribe it to you. It puts you in a deeply relaxed state, but as the name suggests, you will not be asleep. In fact, most patients are able to respond to simple questions as the work is done. You probably will not remember much of the procedure afterward. You’ll still be groggy, and will need to have someone drive you home.
Sedation dentistry is important, because skipping checkups and cleanings because of anxiety puts your teeth at risk.
Don’t let anxiety prevent you from getting the dental treatment you need. Make an appointment with us at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham today. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today.
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