Your Comfort and Sedation
At Spring Creek Family Dentistry, the comfort of your dental experience is important to us. That is why we offer soothing relaxation methods as well as oral sedation.
We are very experienced at working with patients who are anxious or nervous about dental appointments. In some cases, these phobias can even prevent a person from receiving the dental care they need to maintain proper oral health. At Spring Creek Family Dentistry, we offer sedation dentistry to create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for our patients.
You, too, may qualify for sedation dentistry, especially if your anxiety dictates the frequency of your visits. During your next appointment, ask us about your sedation options. Dr. Molly Francis and the rest of our team have received extensive training for the safe and effective use of several types of sedation.
Levels of Sedation
There are four major levels of sedation:
The level of sedation you receive depends on the medication we use, and the severity of your anxiety. Patients with significant anxiety may need to be placed in a deeper level of sedation. Regardless of the sedation you receive, most medications are used in conjunction with a local anesthetic. A local anesthetic numbs your mouth to reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort.
Oral, or enteral sedation is also extremely common in dentistry. This type of sedation typically comes in the form of a pill or liquid. Medications like Halcion or Valium may be the best way to achieve minimal to moderate levels of relaxation. The medication typically makes you drowsy or groggy, but still alert enough to answer questions and understand your surroundings.
Our goal is to listen to our patients and respond to their needs. Patient communication is also important. We take the time to make sure you are comfortable with your understanding of a procedure as well as any post procedural instructions.
In order to make your experience as pleasant as possible we offer our patients the following comforts and services:
Schedule Your Appointment
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and how we can make your appointment stress free, call 503-659-9658, and schedule your appointment today!
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