At Crossroads Family Dentistry, our family understands what it means to treat every new and regular patient like one of our own. We know that many people find dental treatments to be daunting, and have some level of anxiety about going to see a dentist. To help everyone with dental anxiety, we offer safe, accommodating sedation dentistry options!
Our Calming Approach
In our dental office in Oklahoma City, we’re devoted to helping you achieve your desired dental health goals in an environment that is soothing, relaxing, and safe. Whether you need a hand to hold or a blanket to help put you at ease, we always want you to feel as comfortable as you can. For patients who desire a deeper level of relaxation at their next dental visit, calming sedation dentistry is a safe and supportive method of care.
Why Sedation Dentistry?
It’s not uncommon for our team to see a new patient who has avoided appointments due to dental anxiety or fear. Without maintaining regular six-month appointments, patients don’t have the opportunity to have a dental professional clean, examine, and treat their dental health consistently. If you have a fear of the dentist that is making it difficult to come in for regular checkups, 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.
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, sedatives can be used that also will prevent stress or any reflexive movements. Our oral-conscious sedation either involves 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, there are sedation options that allow you to remain conscious or fully asleep. 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 within a few hours. During that time, 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, sedation dentistry may be the right option for you. There’s no need to go through any procedure with anxiety or fear. 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 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 405-384-7933.