We understand that there are some people that have deep-rooted anxiety about visiting the dentist. Even when they find a dentist that they trust, a past bad experience may taint their visit. This is why Dr. Tyler Hubbard is proud to offer patients sedation dentistry to make sitting in the dental chair more comfortable.
Sedation dentistry can be used for most dental procedures
While it’s true that we use sedation dentistry for different surgical dental procedures, it’s not exclusive to surgery. In fact, sedation dentistry is often used during many non-invasive and non-surgical dental procedures. And while it’s a bit rarer, he may even use sedation dentistry for regular cleanings and dental examinations if the patient is extremely anxious. After all, he wants to make your visit here as easy and comfortable as possible!
Sedation dentistry can address all severities of dental anxiety and phobias
While sedation dentistry is most often used to calm nerves, this isn’t the only benefit it offers. Sedation dentistry can make visits to our practice easier for those who have difficulty remaining in one position for long periods of time, for those who require several procedures, for patients with sensitive gag reflexes, and for those with special needs. Yes, sedation is definitely a great tool for those who are fearful, but it can also help a host of other patients have a better and more comfortable dental experience.
Sedation dentistry doesn’t put you to sleep.
While some sedation will definitely put you to sleep, he utilizes conscious sedation through the use of oral medication or nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas”. These sedation options will make you feel drowsy, but you won’t actually be asleep. In fact, you’ll still be able to answer questions and respond to directions he gives you. You’ll just feel relaxed while doing it. Many patients opt for this treatment since nitrous oxide makes you less sleepy than other forms of sedation.
If scheduling a dental appointment has you biting your nails, then sedation dentistry may be right for you. To learn more about sedation dentistry, call Dr. Hubbard of Door County Dental Care in Sturgeon Bay, WI, at (920) 743-6911.