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, TX (PRWEB) September 29, 2008
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.
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.