Can You Really Relax in the Dentist’s Chair?

Sedation allows for a quick and predictable onset of action and allows Dr. Woolwine the ability to readily increase or decrease your level of sedation as needed.

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures.

Does the thought of seeing a dentist make your entire body tense with fear? Would you rather endure the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist’s office? You’re not alone. Some people are so phobic about going to the dentist and prefer not to have any treatment.

Most people prefer just about anything else over having dental work done. Often, the visit is routine and simply involves cleaning or other minor work that takes little time. Unfortunately, there are times when the procedure being done is a bit longer, and some patients may face anxiety over the thought of sitting in a dental chair for long periods of time. Over the years, sedation dentistry has become a term that many dental patients have come to know and appreciate.

Sedation is used when patients have fear or anxiety over dental procedures. Medication is administered to allow the patient to relax. In some cases, such as removing wisdom teeth, sedation is crucial so that the patient is relaxed throughout the procedure. In other cases, such as having a root canal or a deep cleaning done, the patient prefers not to be fully awake during the procedure, which allows the dentist to complete the necessary work.

Dr. Woolwine understands that some patients feel anxious when it comes to dental work. If you are someone who feels nervous at the dentist, we will provide the proper sedation so you feel relaxed during your procedure.

Give us a call today to learn more about how sedation dentistry could be the answer to your dental anxiety.

Sedation dentistry may take away some of their anxiety. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning. How it’s used depends on the severity of the fear.

Types of Dental Sedation:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Moderate Sedation
  • Deep Sedation