Alongside fear of flying and heights, fear of visiting the dentist is one of the most common of all phobias. While it is completely normal, dental phobia becomes problematic when it deters patients from pursuing appropriate care when it is needed. Aching and swelling, for example, indicative of an infected tooth, may be ignored until root canal therapy cannot salvage the tooth and it needs to be extracted. The result is more costly treatment and, ultimately, more invasive procedures.
At Dental Solutions, we are committed to making high-quality dental care a reality for each and every one of our patients, including those that experience stress and anxiety at the mere thought of a visit to the dentist. In addition to general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services, Drs. William B. Stofer and Dr. Jason D. Hemphill offer sedation dentistry to our patients residing in Warsaw and surrounding communities. To learn more about our available sedation options or to schedule an appointment, please fill out our simple online contact form.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Also known as "sleep dentistry," sedation dentistry is the practice of introducing medication, anti-anxiety, or sedative drugs during dental care to induce comfort and a state of complete relaxation. Sedation can range from mild to deep depending on the procedure and your level of comfort. From your first visit, we foster a warm, welcoming atmosphere designed to put patients at ease, and make it a priority to discuss your specific concerns and worries prior to treatment. During a consultation, you can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for sedation dentistry, as well as if IV or oral sedation is right for you. By providing different levels of sedation, we are able to customize treatment to each patient's unique needs.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
At Dental Solutions, our services are held to the strictest standards, ensuring our patients receive care in a safe, professional and comfortable environment. Sedation dentistry may be appropriate for a range of procedures, from dental implants to root canal therapy.
Benefits of sedation dentistry include:
- Reduced fear and anxiety related to dental care
- Complete relaxation throughout treatment
- Increased comfort for patients suffering from neck or back problems that are exacerbated by the examination setting
- Decreased sensitivity to gagging that may complicate dental care
- Ability to receive receive years' worth of restorative work, including complex cases, in just one visit
Oral sedative drugs are taken at a predetermined time before your appointment, and IV sedation is administered and monitored throughout treatment.
Learn More Today
At Dental Solutions we are sensitive to the fact that dental visits have a reputation for inspiring an even greater amount of anxiety in our younger patients. Our specialists and team have extensive experience in pediatric sedation. Not only can our younger patients fully relax during treatments, but we are also able to promote a positive association with trips to the dentist, an important healthful habit to establish early on in life.
Dental Solutions' available sedation dentistry options allow each of our patients to pursue appropriate care with confidence. To learn more about how we can help you relax throughout treatment, or schedule to an appointment, contact our Warsaw office today using our online form.