What is Sedation Dentistry

Alleviate Your Dental Anxiety

Sedation dentistry is the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax a dental patient prior to and during a dental appointment.

Do you fear going to the dentist? When you envision having your teeth cleaned, are you overwrought with fear? Are you one of the one in 10 people that report having a bad past dental experience that makes you endure the painfulness of a toothache rather than getting necessary dental work? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you want visit Advanced Dental Care. We can provide you with a comfortable, pain-free dental experience by offering sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a method used by dentists to put patients in a relaxed, easy, and calm state-of-being by the use of sedatives. Dr. Koch is a sedation dentist that uses oral conscious sedation. He recommends oral conscious sedation for patients who have had a past traumatic dental experience, difficulty becoming numb, severe gag reflex, very sensitive teeth, or complex dental problems. With oral conscious sedation, he prescribes a sedative for you to take before your appointment. Because of the calming effects of oral sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you to our office. Once in our office, we will take you to our operatory and monitor your vital signs. You will be in a semi-conscious state, but you will have little to no memory of the appointment. Once complete, your companion can escort you home to relax.

After undergoing sedation dentistry, many patients feel more confident about visiting Dr. Koch again.

How do I know if Sedation Dentistry is Right for Me?

If you have experienced one or more of the following situations, then sedation dentistry is right for you.

  • A fear of dental work
  • A past awful dental experience
  • Are difficult to numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Are under time constraints
  • Have complex dental problems
  • Have a fear of needles
  • Are embarrassed by your teeth
  • Have a sensitivity to smells and tastes related to dental work
  • Have a physical condition that does not allow traditional dental work

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Several benefits of sedation dentistry include

  • A lessen fear or anxiety during your dental procedure
  • A more comfortable experience during your dental procedure
  • A more relaxing experience during you dental procedure

Regardless of your level of dental fear, sedation dentistry can alleviate most of your anxieties ranging from a simple dental check up to more invasive dental treatments in as few appointments as possible. Dr. Koch recommends sedation dentistry for patients extremely anxious about visiting the office.

Dr. Koch or one of his qualified staff will be happy to discuss with you your dental concerns, and based on your concerns, they will recommend oral sedation as the method suited for you. Our patients who have undergone a procedure using sedation dentistry claim it is a simple, relaxing way to achieve a worry-free dental experience.

Dental patients in Jasper, Texas, and the surrounding area are fortunate to have Dr. Koch, a sedation dentist, in close proximity. Trained in sedation dentistry, many of our patients come from afar to experience the relaxed and comfortable dental experience Dr. Koch provides.