At Highpoint Dental Care, we can perform dental work on patients that are struggling with dental anxiety. If you avoid the dentist due to fear, give us a call. In our Aurora dental office, we can ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed, regardless of the dental procedure. When you visit our office, Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz will meet with you to discuss what treatment you need and create a plan for how to keep your mouth healthy while easing any fears that you have about dentistry will be kept informed during the entire process so that you can make decisions regarding dental care without experiencing any anxiety.
How can I ease my fears about dental care without medication?
When you visit our dental office, we can discuss ways that you can prevent experiencing anxiety while receiving dental care. Give us a call to go over any and all methods for dealing with dental anxiety that we can offer. In some cases, all a patient needs to do is play music on headphones during the appointment. In other cases, we may need medication or another method to deal with dental anxiety.
How can I prepare for my dentist appointment?
Another easy way to calm your fears is to visit our Aurora dental office and meet with Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz prior to the actual appointment. Taking the time to tour our office, where you can sit in the dentist chair and have a conversation, will allow you to become familiar with our staff and office environment. After this meeting, when you do have your teeth cleaned, you are doing so in an atmosphere that you feel comfortable in with friendly and familiar faces. During your consultation, we can also discuss what you can expect from a teeth cleaning or a specific procedure. This will help you to mentally prepare for how long it will take, what dental tools we will use, what you may feel during the process and what the recovery period will be, if any. At Highpoint Dental Care, we find that the more informed our patients are the more comfortable and relaxed they feel. This one appointment can help to alleviate the fear of dentists that you are experiencing.
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Conscious Sedation Dentistry Can Reduce Your Dental Anxiety
In our Aurora dental office, we practice conscious sedation dentistry that can be used to reduce and prevent dental anxiety. Here are some of the questions we are regularly answer about sedation dentistry.
Will I be asleep when sedated?
Typically not. Sleep dentistry is usually reserved for oral surgery and lengthy procedures. Conscious sedation dentistry will help you relax and can make you drowsy, so some patients do nod off. However, with our sedation methods, you are still in control of your body and are technically not put to sleep.
Can everyone use sedation dentistry?
To determine if you are healthy enough for conscious sedation (most people are), we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our Colorado dental office. Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz will meet with you to discuss the type of sedation that will be best for your procedure.
How is conscious sedation dentistry administered?
The most common form of conscious sedation is taking a pill an hour before the procedure begins. One pill can help you to feel entirely relaxed and eliminate your fear of dentists. Most procedures, like teeth cleaning or fixing a simple cavity, do not necessarily hurt. If, if you would like pain medication as well, we can give it to you after the sedation has taken effect.
Will I be able to move around like normal?
Yes, with conscious sedation dentistry you can continue to engage in conversation and respond to commands, but your response times may be slightly delayed and your mind not as clear as normal. This is why we recommend that you have someone drive you home or wait.
To learn more about sedation dentistry, new dental technology or how to reduce your dental anxiety, call and schedule an appointment with our Aurora dentist office today.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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