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Sedation Dentistry Rogers, AR

Sedation DentistryAn Overview

If you struggle with dental anxiety, you probably 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, but few seek help with this common issue.

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.

What is Dental phobia?

If you fear visiting the dentist office, you are not alone. Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of dental anxiety or fear. Indeed, it is a universal phenomenon.

Dental phobia is a more serious condition than anxiety. It leaves people feeling panic-stricken and terrified. People with dental phobia have an awareness that the fear is totally irrational, but are unable to do much about it.

They exhibit classic avoidance behavior; that is, they will do everything possible to avoid going to the dentist. People with dental phobia usually go to the dentist only when forced to do so by extreme pain. Pathologic anxiety or phobia may require psychiatric consultation in some cases.

We offer sedation dentistry options to enable those who suffer from dental anxiety to feel relaxed and comfortable during their treatment. Sedation dentistry can also be used to perform several dental treatments during a single visit.

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 appearance 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.

Request a dental sedation consultation today! Dr. Heather Adams will discuss your personal concerns and fears prior to your treatment and recommend the appropriate sedation option. If you have been avoiding the dentist for some time, schedule a consultation with Dr. Heather Adams and begin the process of restoring your natural smile.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

How long does it take to recover from sedation dentistry?

If you use oral conscious sedation, it can take up to 24 hours for the effect to wear off. During this time, we recommend that you remain with someone and do not operate a vehicle. The effects of nitrous oxide will wear off immediately.

Why do dentists love sedation dentistry?

Patients who have a fear of dentists are difficult to treat. Dentists want to help their patients receive the proper treatment they need. If a patient chooses sedation, they will be more relaxed and the dentist will be able to focus on their work and be able to get more done in one appointment. This also means less visits for you!

Can I use sedation dentistry if I have a strong gag reflex?

Yes! There are actually many reasons we suggest using sedation dentistry other than having a fear of the dentist. Many people have a strong gag reflex making it extremely difficult to receive the dental care they needs. Being sedated will help all your muscles relax and allow your dentist to work on you with ease.