Are You Nervous About the Dentist?
According to Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 30 to 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of dental phobia or anxiety. Dr. Allain wants to ensure his patients in Highland feel comfortable when coming in for their dental implant procedure.
We offer sedation options for his nervous patients and has a dedicated surgical sleep facility in our office that helps us accommodate each patient and their particular needs. When you come in for your complimentary consultation, Dr. Allain can lay out all possible sedation options and discuss what we think is the best for you.
How Sedation Dentistry Eases Your Fear
Sedation, or “sleep,” dentistry is offered at dental offices for patients who are scared to undergo treatment, who have had bad past experiences, or even for those who may need more complex procedures all at once.
Dental anxiety is a serious issue that may lead to more substantial dental problems due to a lack of treatment. With sedation dentistry, you have the option to choose between light and mild sedation or even a deep sleep sedation depending on the intensity of your procedure or your fear.
Dr. Allain performs IV sedation here at West Oakland Advanced Dental Artistry where you won’t feel, hear, taste, or smell anything throughout the procedure. You won’t remember any part of it, but you can still consciously respond to our team if needed.
You will feel relaxed and calm throughout treatment and may even be surprised when it’s already over. We also suggest you have a friend or family member to drive you after your appointment because the effects may still remain.
There is also conscious sedation dentistry which is a lighter, more mild form of sedation. Also known as oral or nitrous oxide, this sedation method is administered through a mask with “laughing” gas or a pill.
You will remain awake and fully aware the entire time, but you’ll be completely relaxed and forgetful of your dental fear. After your procedure, you will be able to drive yourself home as the effects will quickly fade away.
Relieve Your Dental Anxiety with Dr. Allain
Come in for you no-obligation dental implant consultation and Dr. Allain and his knowledgeable team will be able to discuss these sedation options with you. Avoiding the dentist can eventually lead to worse complications for you and your oral health, so receiving treatment as soon as possible is always the best option. Contact us today for your appointment.