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Sedation Dentistry: Easing Dental Anxiety for a Stress-Free Visit

Are you putting off a routine cleaning or other dental work because you fear visiting the dentist? More than 40 million Americans suffer from dental phobias and anxieties related to dental work. If you are delaying dental care because of these concerns, then our sedation dentistry services can help. Sedation dentistry is a life-changing treatment option that helps ease dental anxiety for a relaxing visit.

Sedation Dentistry Proves Valuable to Patients

Sedation dentistry is safe and effective. One hour prior to your appointment, you will take a mild sedative to help relax. This single, small pill will help ease your anxieties about dental care. Whether you are receiving a routine cleaning or visiting the practice for more advanced dental work, such as a root canal or veneers, sedation dentistry helps make the visit an easy and stress-free experience.

Unlike anesthesia, patients receiving our sedation dentistry services are fully awake. However, the mild sedative helps to calm and relax the nervous system. Patients benefit from this relaxation without the feelings of grogginess or confusion that are common once anesthesia wears off. And unlike anesthesia, patients are still able to communicate with our dentist throughout the procedure. However, because of the mild sedative, patients are advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery for 12 to 24 hours following the appointment.

Our dental team understands that dental phobias can be truly crippling for patients. Unfortunately, dental anxiety also means that patients delay critical dental care, including annual check-ups. The annual check-up is an important opportunity to check for cavities, gum disease and other potential oral health problems. With early diagnosis, our dentist is able to treat these problems before a patient’s overall oral health is compromised. Our Jackson sedation dentistry services help patients overcome their fears and receive the care necessary to keep oral health in check.

At Polles Center for General and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentist does everything possible to make your visit easy and stress-free. Sedation dentistry is one way that we help improve patient care. Our patients frequently tell us what a big difference this service has made for them. Patients no longer delay needed oral care procedures out of fear or anxiety – every visit is a comfortable and easy experience!

Not every dental practice offers sedation dentistry. We are proud to provide this valued service to patients as part of our commitment to superior patient dental care. To learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry and whether it is right for your oral health needs, contact our office today at 601-362-1118.

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