You rarely, if ever, meet a person who looks forward to going to the dentist. In general a visit to the dentist conjures up thoughts of cavities, needles and other similar images. However, a visit to discuss sedation dentistry in Highland Park TX can change that point of view forever.
There are many dental procedures offered by your periodontist that when performed utilizing sedation dentistry are completed quickly without the dreaded anticipation of the appointment.
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for people who are unable to sit for extended periods, suffer from anxiety, and those who are squeamish about needles.
With sedation dentistry, your periodontist will perform procedures that, although you are conscious, you will be in a sedated state. In fact, most people comment that even though they were awake, they can’t remember anything about their procedure and appointment.
With conscious sedation, your periodontist will want you to remain awake so you will be able to cooperate with her during your procedure. Sedation dentistry allows your periodontist to perform procedures like placing dental implants or other dental surgeries that require more extensive treatment.
Whichever type of sedation dentistry is selected, your dental provider will continually monitor your vital signs during your procedure making sedation dentistry safe and comfortable for you. Additionally, it is also imperative that you have reliable transportation to and from your appointment as well as someone to stay with you for at least four hours after you arrive home from your appointment.
For many patients, thoughts of even the easiest of dental appointments are overwhelming. For these patients, sedation dentistry means they can maintain excellent dental health without the fear and anxiety they might otherwise experience.
Also, for those who are anxious about visiting their dentist or periodontist, taking advantage of sedation not only allows the patient to relax during treatment, but your dental provider can complete needed treatment knowing that the patient is relaxed and comfortable.
By taking advantage of sedation dentistry, you are now in control of your feelings about visiting the dentist. To learn more about how you can benefit from sedation dentistry, please contact the office of Dr. Beth Meyers Tomlin at 214-522-9700.