Austin Dentistry Clinic Now Offers Certified Full Service Sedation Dentistry -- All Gain, No Pain

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Austin Smiles, the dental clinic of Dr. Michael McCarty, is now offering full service sedation dentistry to its clients. Sedation dentistry is the answer for those who need dental work and yet dread the dental office. New techniques and procedures have made it safe and comfortable for people to have dental work done without having the lingering memories of a painful experience. Dr. Michael McCarty from Austin Smiles tells us a bit more about this new option for the Austin community.

Austin Smiles Team

Sedation dentistry is the answer for many Americans who long for a great smile but dread the dental office. It is a valuable tool that gives our clients the opportunity to undergo critical and non-critical procedures that they might have otherwise avoided because of fear and anticipated pain.

Austin Smiles is reaching out to the Austin community by offering certified sedation dentistry services to those who fear dental procedures, and to those who are just looking for a more comfortable experience altogether. Dreading to visit the dentist is a widespread feeling--it is estimated that as many as 75% of American adults experience some degree of dental fear. Five to ten percent are so afraid of pain that they avoid dentists at all costs, until their dental issues are so severe they require drastic measures.

Things are changing. At Austin Smiles, a successful cosmetic dental practice led by Dr. McCarty, clients don't have to be uncomfortable during their procedure.

Dr. McCarty explains, "Austin Smiles always strive to provide the best possible care for each of our clients. In the case of a client who avoids dental procedures, because of pain, sedation dentistry helps us accomplish this goal by safely and effectively creating a relaxed, anxiety-free environment."

Sedation Dentistry is a technique in which sedative pills are used to achieve an overall calm and relaxed sensation. During the procedure, the patient does not actually sleep, but because of the effect produced by the medication, they may feel sleepy. Throughout the process, the patient is always conscious and able to verbally understand and respond to the dentist.

Using sedation dentistry, clients often feel the procedure only lasts a few minutes - when in reality, it may have taken hours to perform. Many times sedation also makes it possible to perform complex dental procedures in one or two sittings that would normally require numerous visits.

Austin Smiles specializes in inhalation sedation (also known as laughing gas or nitrous oxide) and oral sedation, which enable the client to complete a procedure without the lasting memories of an otherwise painful experience. These methods are safe, conservative and provide the most comfortable experience possible for the client.

"Sedation dentistry is the answer for many Americans who long for a great smile but dread the dental office. It is a valuable tool that gives our clients the opportunity to undergo critical and non-critical procedures that they might have otherwise avoided because of fear and anticipated pain." Dr. McCarty concludes, adding that most people rarely feel any discomfort after the procedure is over.

Dr. McCarty offers free consultations to new patients at http://www.AustinSmiles.com.

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