Oyster Point Dentistry respects this natural fear that some patients have for dentists and dental care procedures.For this reason we offer oral sedation services to put aside this very natural anxiety that many people associate with the dental care process. The oral sedation procedure itself is safe and painless as it does not require the use of needles.
Through the use of sedative medication (usually prescribed in the form of a pill), the dental procedure will not begin until a significant and measured sedative (relaxing) effect is felt. A high percentage of our patients say they don’t even recall the application (injection) of local anesthetics or the dental procedure itself. It is as if they slept right through it.
But the fact is the patient never actually loses consciousness or the ability to communicate. This is the beauty of oral sedation services. Our patients enjoy an essentially pain free procedure without the elevated risk of full general anesthesia.
Avoiding preventative and corrective dental care is a proven health risk. Oral sedation “speeds up the process” from a patient’s point of view. Extended treatments (one hour or longer) seem to take only minutes. Dental research has proven that oral sedation is the key to motivating a regular dental health care regiment for the anxiety-prone patients.
We fully understand that many of you have a fear and phobia of the dentist that not even sedation dentistry can set aside. The real tragedy here is that many of you will go months and years without seeking desperately needed dental treatment. This not only leaves you in constant pain but it also puts your general health at risk. For those of you whose fear of the dentist go to the extreme, Oyster Point Dentistry provides "Total Sleep Dentistry" services here in our clinic while you are totally sedated and under the care of Board Certified Medical Doctor Anesthesiologists. Visit our "Total Sleep Dentistry" page to learn more!