Who should try sedation dentistry?
Everyone is different. Most people who avoid the dentist suffer from paralyzing fear. Maybe they’ve had a traumatic experience. Some put off going to the dentist because they simply don’t have the time. Others have a low pain tolerance or resistance to the numbing injections that most dentists use. Some dental patients can’t control a gag reflex, and still others are too embarrassed about the condition of their teeth.
Whatever your reason, there is no need to feel embarrassed. Dr. Henson and his staff often see patients who have not been to a dentist in years. It’s not unusual to see patients who require extensive, complex treatment. The good news is that with sedation you can accomplish complete care and restoration in just one comfortable, anxiety free visit.
Will I be unconscious?
There are varying degrees of sedation available and after consultation, you and Dr. Thomas Henson will choose the one most appropriate for you. Sedation is as simple as taking a pill. You will be conscious and responsive throughout the procedure however, you will remain in a deeply relaxed state so you will not be nervous or fidgety. You’ll experience little or no discomfort or anxiety. When the procedure is complete you’ll feel totally relaxed and you won’t remember a thing. In fact, it will seem like only a few minutes have passed.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Throughout your visit Dr. Henson and his experienced clinical team will monitor your vital signs. You will receive compassionate, attentive care that will make you completely comfortable and relaxed.
How long will it take?
Depending on the condition of your teeth, your sedation may last from two to six hours. Dr Henson and his highly trained staff will focus only on you during your visit. There’ll be nothing to interrupt or interfere with your treatment, which is why we can usually treat even the most serious cases in just one visit.
Do I need someone with me?
Because you’ll need to take a pill before you leave home, someone must accompany you to and from the dentist’s office. Although you’ll feel completely refreshed when the procedure is over, you’ll still be under the effects of sedation.
How do I get started?
Our friendly staff is waiting to hear from you. First, we need to gather some information regarding your health. Then we’ll discuss your specific needs and desires. Once you’ve talked with our caring professionals, you’ll wonder why you waited so long. The natural healthy smile you’ve been waiting for is just a dream away.
Don’t wait any longer. If it has been a while since you’ve seen a dentist your teeth could be deteriorating at an accelerated rate. Waiting can cause additional damage to occur. There is no reason to suffer pain. Call Classic City Dental Care in Athens today at (706) 549-3110.