When visiting our office, you can expect comforts like a neck massage from a licensed masseuse. Still, even with all of these amenities, some people can’t relax at the dentist. They may even avoid the dentist and all routine care, staying away unless they experience a serious dental emergency. If this describes you, sedation dentistry in Florence can help!We want help you get the care you need Read Transcript
The first thing I like to do during an intake is have patients relate to whether or not they've ever had a bad experience before, to elaborate a little bit as to what that's been. Has it been related to a pain complaint? Has it been related to the unknown? Are they just lacking information? Are they in the parking lot, barely able to stay on the phone? There's a very wide, broad spectrum. And so by arriving at that, what we can do is we can talk through how we fill in that particular gap.
So for some people, it's just a matter of pain-free anesthetic. If they simply are really, really numb, then that can really break down a lot of the barriers that they have. For other people, there may be a more complex situation, and there's opportunities for us to use medications that we can do to kind of get through those things and hopefully long term build back toward a situation where they are not in need of those things. So kind of create a step-down program a little bit, not just saying we've got an ultimate workaround. And by being able to do that, you can serve them now, and then you can create a pathway to continue to serve them better in the future.
When it comes to options that are available, of course as always, you're going to be profoundly numb. We've got all sorts of wonderful medications from that standpoint. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a common and excellent option and one that really allows a single person who doesn't want to involve others in their comings and goings to the appointment, fantastic experience. If we want to go up, we can go to oral medications that really help facilitate a wonderful clinical experience as well as the benefit of a little bit of decreased memory, or perhaps a little bit of a fog about the way that it is to help us kind of transition minimizing those anxieties that they have about being in a place that's a little scary.
No matter where you're coming to the Advanced Dental Center from, regardless of what your experience is, I want you to understand that we're here to listen to what it is that that experience has been and what circumstances you bring to the table so that we can create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that we can build a plan from together.
Our safe dental sedation will:
- Help you overcome your dental anxiety so you can get the high-quality dental treatment you deserve
- Keep you relaxed during lengthy procedures
- Allow us to perform several procedures in a single appointment
- Make you less conscious of sounds, sights, and sensations that bother you
To discuss dental sedation with one of our doctors, call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076.
Enjoy Many Benefits of Dental Sedation
We offer safe oral conscious sedation. This will keep you calm throughout your visit. We’ll closely monitor you throughout your treatment.
Even if you’re not anxious about your treatment, our dental relaxation methods work well in other situations, such as these:
- You have a strong gag reflex.
- You experience difficulty getting numb.
- You need complicated and/or lengthy dental procedures.
- You need oral surgery.
- You want to undergo multiple procedures in a single visit.
Arrive & Stay Relaxed With Oral Conscious Sedation
Your oral conscious dental sedation will be a prescription pill you’ll take before your appointment. You’ll arrive at our office already relaxed and will stay that way throughout your appointment. We suggest fasting for eight hours beforehand, including water. You will also need to arrange for a ride to and from our office.
There are many advantages of oral sedation:
- You take the pill at home, which gives you more control over the process. It also avoids the use of a needle.
- You arrive already relaxed, so you won’t need to wait at the office for the sedative to take effect.
- You’ll be relaxed but remain aware, so you can easily respond to our questions or instructions.
- The sedative effect lasts around two hours.
- The medications we use are regulated by the FDA and have been in use for years, so there is little risk of negative side effects.
Our Experienced Dentists & Caring Staff Ease Your Dental Anxiety
Whether or not you choose a sedation method, our skilled dentists and caring staff will ease your dental anxiety. Our dentists have more than 200 years of combined experience, so they can handle just about any dental situation. Some members of our support team have worked in dentistry for 20-plus years. They also use patient-friendly technology like our intraoral camera, which allows you to see exactly what is going on in your mouth. We even have a certified massage therapist who can provide neck massages. After her attention, you’ll leave our office more relaxed than when you came in!