Dental anxiety is pretty common and, let’s face it, it is not fun to have our mouth open and have someone working in it. Luckily, with modern dentistry, there are many things that make it much more comfortable. Anesthetics are better, technology has improved to get things done faster and more accurately and the concept of the “dental spa” has risen in popularity. Often times, all of these things combined will help to relieve dental anxiety but for some people, they just need more. For those of us who really need some major help, there are other options. Oral sedation is when an anti-anxiety medication is prescribed to take before and during the appointment and it helps to make the time go by quickly while you are floating on a nice relaxing cloud. If you still need more, we have the ability to perform IV sedation, in which you will go to sleep and wake up with the work already done, just like that! For both oral and IV sedation, you will need to have someone drive you to and pick you up from the appointment so you stay safe and calm.
Just remember, you are in control of your health and we are here for you. If you want to know more or would just like to chat, visit us at http://www.KirkpatrickSmiles.com, give us a call at (541)259-2225 or stop in and see us at 270 S. Main St. Lebanon, OR 97355. We’re here to make you smile!