Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected going to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be performed?
If your past or current situation is causing a lot of apprehension, there are options available to ease your fear and reduce (or completely eliminate) your pain with the needed care. Oral sedation (sometimes called sleep dentistry) has helped countless Moore dental patients calmly undergo dental treatment. It is not an experimental procedure but has been used safely in various forms since the 1800s.
To discuss sleep dentistry, call OKC Smiles at 405-634-7303 to schedule a no-pressure consultation. Dr. Stalder will explain your sedation options and answer any questions. If you choose sedation, we will refer you to a specialist if necessary (depending on the type of sedation used).
It is critical to understand the difference between topical analgesics and sedation which are used both alone and simultaneously. Analgesics help numb the gums and nerves connected with your teeth so you don’t feel the pain. Sedation medications influence the nervous system and bring a feeling of peace and relaxation. You may choose to be minimally sedated, where you are peaceful but still awake, or decide on general anesthesia which renders you completely unconscious. Together, these two solutions dramatically improve the treatment experience for patients suffering from dental anxiety, a very common condition.
Regardless of the type and level of sedation you decide to use, Dr. Stalder will proceed with patience and understanding. Oral sedation assists in making your dental visit relaxed so you can treat all of your dental troubles and restore your health. Taking care of dental caries, infections, and other pressing problems brings peace of mind and reduces the risk of further damage including tooth loss.
OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City is dedicated to oral health and complete patient satisfaction from the first visit through completion of treatment. We offer unmatched dental care including sedation dentistry, restorative dentistry and general dentistry.
Contact OKC Smiles: 405-634-7303
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