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Quiet Your Dental Fears
For many people, the mere mention of visiting the dentist is enough to induce extreme anxiety. Those who are in serious need of dental attention can't even get themselves to call a dentist, let alone visit one. Perhaps they had a bad experience with a previous dentist, or are postponing dental care because they fear the possible pain that may occur when correcting the problem. If this sounds like you, it is important to know that you are not alone. More than half of the American adult population does not receive the dental care that they need due to fear or anxiety. This is why the office of Drs. Bush, Tandy, Korus and Whidden is proud to offer sedation dentistry to their Vernon and Coventry patients.
Fortunately, because modern dentistry continues to evolve, there are now plenty of options for the pain-free treatment of complicated dental problems. One of the most popular of these is sedation dentistry, which makes multiple or complicated procedures far more comfortable and less intimidating than ever before. Sleep dentistry/conscious sedation is the most common type of anesthesia used in dental offices. It is a safe and modern technique of anesthesia, using intravenous medications. Another improvement in sleep dentistry is the overall reduction of post-operative pain and recovery time, meaning that patients are back to their normal routines quickly and painlessly.
The doctors truly understand how intimidating and stressful the thought of going to the dentist can be, whether it is because you have had a bad experience in the past, endured more pain and discomfort than you thought you should, or you were dealt with in a particular abrasive manner. Whatever you history may be, our Vernon and Coventry doctors would love to show you how sedation dentistry can make you visit more comfortable, relaxed, and pain free. Drs. Bush, Tandy, Korus and Whidden pride themselves on a gentle chair-side manner and will take as much time as necessary to answer any questions that you may have.
One of the pillars of our Vernon and Coventry practices is to deliver dentistry in a relaxed, pain free, and gentle manner. As a result, Drs. Bush, Tandy, Korus and Whidden offer the option of sedation dentistry to all of their patients. Utilizing intravenous sedation administered by a licensed and board-certified dental anesthesiologist, you can expect to enter into a semi-conscious, sleep-like state, during which you will be completely unaware of the dental procedures taking place. Patients are placed in a relaxed, comfortable state, allowing dental care to be provided without fear or anxiety. There is little, if any memory of the procedure. The doctors will discuss thoroughly the post-operative care instructions, and you will leave with the peace of mind that your work will be done.
Almost any treatment that is performed in dentistry can be completed successfully using sedation dentistry, from routine cleanings and exams to full-mouth smile makeovers. Many years of untreated and neglected dental work can be completed in as little as one or two visits. Even the most complex cases in dentistry that would otherwise require multiple long visits can be completed in one single visit, with our patients in a comfortable and relaxed state.
After the doctors complete a thorough exam, a screening for sedation treatment, and review with you any current medical conditions and medications that may be affected by sedation dentistry, you are ready to go. People who are excellent candidates usually have:
Once it is determined that you are an appropriate candidate, you can rest assured knowing that you will be sitting back, relaxing, and sleeping through your dental experience.
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry and the many benefits it can offer you, call our Vernon or Coventry office today for a complimentary consultation. We look forward to showing you how pleasant you dental experience can be.