Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry with Crossroads Family Dentistry

Never Feel Anxious at our Oklahoma City Dentist

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At Crossroads Family Dentistry, our family understands what it means to treat every new and regular patient like one of our own. For some of us, going to the dentist or having a new procedure done can feel daunting or make us experience minor to more heavy levels of anxiety.

Our Calming Approach

In our dental office in Oklahoma City, our team is devoted to helping you achieve the dental health you desire in an an environment that is calming, relaxing and safe. Whether you need a hand to hold or a blanket to add that extra touch of comfort during your treatment, we put thought into listening to and responding to your needs in the most comforting ways. For patients who desire a deeper level of relaxation at their next dental cleaning or treatment, calming sedation dentistry is a safe and supportive method of care.

Why Sedation Dentistry?

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It’s not uncommon for a dentist to see a new patient who has avoided appointments due to dental anxiety or a fear of the dentist. Without maintaining regular six month appointments, patients don’t have the opportunity to have a dental professional clean, examine and treat their dental health early-on. If you have a fear of the dentist that is making it difficult to come in for your checkup or exam, give us a call to find out more about sedation dentistry. Using simple sedative pills or calming nitrous oxide, you can get the treatment you need, worry-free.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for patients to feel a deep sense of comfort while at the dentist. Instead of relying on painkillers or ice packs to take care of your toothache, we recommend coming in for a simple appointment with sedative care. Our oral conscious sedation involves either taking sedative pills in the comfort of your home 1-2 hours before coming in (we recommend having a loved one drive you to and from your appointment) or breathing in a calming nitrous oxide (or laughing gas).

Your Appointment With Sedation Dentistry

Depending on your specific dental needs, sedation dentistry can be conscious and allow you to remain awake but deeply relaxed, or evoke sleep. In either form of sedation, our team will stand by you to monitor your health every step of the way. Although you may be awake during treatment, many patients report later that they have little to no memory of the procedure. After your appointment, we will provide you or a loved one with post-treatment instructions before you are driven home to rest. The effects of sedative medicine will fade in as little as a couple hours, where we encourage patients to wait before resuming any extraneous activities.

Sedation Dentistry in Oklahoma City

Whether you have had a dental emergency, need a wisdom tooth removed or require oral surgery for tooth removal, these treatments may all require the use of dental sedation. In other cases where patients have dental anxiety, sedation dentistry may be useful for a variety of dental needs or treatments. No matter what your dental goals may be, our team is dedicated to helping you feel your best before, during and even after treatment. When you give us a call and come in for a consultation, we’ll carefully examine your dental health and discuss your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. To make your appointment and get the dental care you need in a gentle and calming environment, let our staff help you by giving us a call at 405-631-0322.