Sedation DentistryAn Overview
If you struggle with dental anxiety you may avoid visiting the dentist. Skipping routine dental health exams can impact your oral health and lead to complex dental concerns. Many patients experience fear or anxiety around dentist office visits.
Dr. Heather Adams understands this fear and has built her dental practice around the basic principles of compassion and kindness. Dr. Adams provides patient first dentistry in a welcoming, no-pressure environment. At our Rogers, AR dental office, every patient receives personalized attention and a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Adams. She takes the time to really listen to her patients and works with you to create a treatment plan that will work for you.
Patients with dental anxiety often benefit from sedation dentistry. Sedation options can help you overcome your dental anxiety so that you can enjoy your optimal oral health and big, bright, beautiful smile.
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
If you have dental anxiety, sedation dentistry can help enable you to receive the dental care you need to improve the health and apperance of your smile.
Dr. Adams takes her patients comfort and safety seriously. A thorough medical history and oral health exam will be completed prior to choosing a sedation method. Budget, necessary treatments, and personal preference will also be considered when choosing sedation dentistry.
Nitrous Oxide- Administered through a breathing mask, nitrous oxide takes effect immediately and wears off as soon as it is removed. Patients enjoy an overall sense of euphoria while remaining awake and alert.
Oral Conscious- Taken in pill form, oral conscious sedation is administered prior to treatment. Patients remain alert and able to communicate during treatment but enjoy a sense of total relaxation. Patients will require an escort to and from their appointment as the effects of the medication take some time to fully wear off.