Fairhope Sedation Dentistry
at Living Oaks
It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. Dr. Brabston knows that finding a dentist that you feel comfortable with is the first step in overcoming any anxiety you may feel about visiting the dentist. At Living Oaks Dental, Dr. Brabston and his staff are friendly and inviting, and we offer many services that will make your experience painless and anxiety-free.
Why Might I
Need Sedation Dentistry?
The most common reason that patients opt for sedation dentistry is dental anxiety. This issue is surprisingly common and can prevent patients from getting the treatment they need to protect their teeth and gums.
At Living Oaks Dental, we offer sedation dentistry to help treat anxiety and make you comfortable enough to receive the dental treatment you need to maintain a healthy smile. Sedation can also help to mitigate the fear of needles, which can make it difficult for Dr. Brabston to use numbing agents to prepare your mouth for your procedure.
Sedation can also suppress the gag reflex, which is very useful for patients who are undergoing treatment on their rear molars. Many patients also opt for sedation simply because they wish to be as comfortable as possible during a longer dental treatment, or if they are having multiple procedures done at the same time. Sedation makes it easier to sit still and stay comfortable in the dentist’s chair.
The Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation, consisting of a pill-based or liquid sedative which you take before your appointment, is one of the most popular types of sedation dentistry. Benefits include:
- You’ll forget most of the procedure – Most patients don’t remember much about their procedure, which means that you’ll avoid painful memories and relax during the process.
- You will feel relaxed – You may feel a bit confused and groggy, and you’ll likely start to feel sleepy and relaxed shortly after you take your sedative. Some patients even fall asleep during the procedure!
- Few side effects – The sedatives used for oral conscious sedation have few side effects. Headaches and minor nausea are common, but that’s about it. However, the sedative will last for a few hours, and during this time, you should not drive. This means you’ll need to make alternative transportation arrangements to get to and from your appointment.
- Completely safe – Oral conscious sedation is extremely safe, and the risk of any serious side effects or complications is very low. You can trust Dr. Brabston and Living Oaks Dental to provide great care.
Understanding Your Options
Can You Have Sedation During Your Treatment?
If you are a healthy adult, you can be sedated during almost any treatment at Living Oaks Dental. From minor treatments like oral exams and cleanings to more invasive procedures like extractions and the placement of dental implants, we’re always happy to offer sedation dentistry services.
If you would like to be sedated during your treatment, just let us know before your procedure. Dr. Brabston will consult with you and confirm that you can be sedated, and then we’ll take care of everything else, allowing you to truly relax in the dentist’s chair.
Living Oaks Dental offers conscious sedation for patients who suffer from dental phobia or anxiety. The sedation induces a deep state of relaxation, and with the capable hands of our dentists you truly will have nothing to worry about. Sedation is also an option for patients who worry about pain or have heightened oral sensitivity. Our promise is to make your appointment with us as painless as possible.
We understand that many people feel anxious about visiting the dentist, and that’s why we’ll always take the time to make sure that our patients are as comfortable as possible. Call us today to find out more about sedation dentistry and whether this is a good option for you.
Whether you’re looking to make a routine appointment or come in for a restorative procedure, you’ll be in good hands with Living Oaks Dental. Our skilled staff will take care of you from the moment you walk through our doors and long after. You’re a top priority for us, and we’ll provide every comfort along the way. Our office is warm and inviting, you’re welcome to come through any time we’re open. We look forward to meeting you!