Do you suffer from dental fear or anxiety? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Every year, dental fears keep millions of patients out of the dentist chair. In some severe cases, dental fear can outweigh the pain and discomfort of an infected tooth. However, refusing to receive dental care can have far worse consequences. Procrastination can lead directly to serious health problems and lengthier, more invasive restorative procedures in the future. Many patients who suffer from dental fear can trace their anxiety back to unpleasant childhood dental appointments. However, recent innovations in dental technology and techniques have all but completely eliminated the possibility of pain and discomfort in the dentist chair. Gentle Dental Care now offers reliable oral conscious sedation for all Tyler dental patients. With oral conscious sedation, you will feel completely calm and relaxed for the duration of your treatment. In fact, you may not even remember undergoing the procedure the next day. Oral conscious sedation has truly revolutionized the dental office experience. Don’t put off the dental care you need another day. Make your appointment with Dr. Gerber and the experienced team at Gentle Dental Care today. Dr. Gerber is a trusted family dentist. Gentle Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Tyler, TX, Whitehouse, Flint, Bullard, Lindale, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is administered in pill form about one hour prior to your appointment. You may also need to have a friend or family member drive you home at the end of your appointment. Oral conscious sedation medication will dull your awareness without inhibiting your bodily functions. You will remain awake and responsive, but completely relaxed. The oral conscious sedation medication will be combined with pain relieving anesthetics. Typically, oral conscious sedation medications belong to the benzodiazepine family. These medications include Valium, Halcion, Xanax, and Ativan. Benzodiazepines decrease your fear and anxiety by binding with nerve receptors in the brain to limit activity in the parts of the brain that are responsible for fear.
Dental fear is a major problem for many patients. But avoiding routine dental checkups and cleanings can seriously impact your overall health. Fortunately, we now have many ways to induce a calm and relaxing dental experience thanks to oral conscious sedation medication. Make an appointment to see Dr. Gerber and his compassionate Gentle Dental Care team for your anxiety-free dental checkup today. Dr. Gerber is a highly qualified general and restorative dentist. Gentle Dental Care proudly serves families daily throughout Tyler, TX, Whitehouse, Flint, Bullard, Lindale, and nearby areas.