Receiving regular preventative care is necessary to create a healthy smile you’ll love, but for nearly 40% of the population, visiting the dentist can be so stressful that people may occasionally skip the care they need to avoid feeling uncomfortable. Though we do everything in our power to create a relaxing and pleasant environment for all of our patients at Bowen Legacy Dental, we understand that anxiety sometimes accompanies dentistry. Because we recognize the importance of our patients’ health and comfort, we are pleased to offer those with mild anxiety the option of sedation dentistry for improved relaxation and minimized nervousness.
How sedation dentistry works
In our practice, we provide our patients with an oral sedative, nitrous oxide, and a pain-free technique during their sedation dentistry. With the help of sedation, otherwise anxious patients can relax and receive the quality dental care they deserve, confident that their smiles are in good hands while they rest. Most dental procedures are over before patients even realize they’ve begun, resulting in a calming, positive experience, and most importantly, a healthier, cleaner mouth. Plus, with advanced monitoring equipment for your pulse and blood pressure, you can rest assured knowing that your sedation dentistry is safely allowing you to improve your oral health—without worry or stress.
At the time of service, a sedation fee will be due—based on an hourly rate. We aim to make this treatment option as accessible for patients who need it as possible, so extended payment plans can be arranged with CareCredit® if necessary. Upon waking from sedation, most patients remember nothing from their treatment, though occasionally some might remember fragments from the end of the appointment. Patients may still feel slightly sedated after a treatment, which is why we require someone else to bring them home—patients cannot drive themselves!
Sedation dentistry is an excellent, safe option for those who suffer from dental anxiety. If you feel that sedation is necessary for your comfort during your next dental care appointment, please give us a call to learn more about our sedation dentistry process and see if you are a good candidate for this treatment.