Are Dental Fears Keeping You From Having A Beautiful Smile? Sedation Dentistry Can Help!
Are you afraid to smile?
Are you one of the millions of people who have put off going to the dentist because of the anxieties and fears associated with dental care? Has it been 5, 10, 15, even 20 years since you last had any dental treatment? Would you appreciate being completely relaxed, have your entire dental needs taken care of in perhaps one appointment and afterwards remember very little about your visit?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then Jay Elliott, D.D.S., and sedation dentistry can help.
Dr. Elliott explains, "Sedation dentistry has been very successful in treating the dental phobic and allows me to complete more dental work in one visit than would be possible under normal circumstances. I have worked with many dental phobic patients to help them overcome their fears and achieve great oral health."
What is sedation dentistry?
You are sedated...in other words, you breathe, swallow and are in control. However, all your anxieties about dental care are gone. Most people remember very little about their visit. There are several different sedation methods and Dr. Elliott will help you decide which one is best for your needs.
Who benefits from dental sedation?
Anyone who has fear and anxiety about dental treatment, put off dental care for years and wants to have all their dental care done in one day.
Who is a candidate for sedation dentistry?
- Is fearful of visiting the dentist
- Has suffered traumatic dental experiences
- Has difficulty getting numb
- Has a strong gag reflex
- Has very sensitive teeth
- Needs multiple procedures and has complex dental problems
- Has a busy schedule and limited time to complete dental care
- Hates needles and injections
- Hates anything associated with dentistry - including noises, smells and tastes
Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dental Procedures
Will sedation dentistry hurt?
No. You will most likely feel nothing!
Will I be monitored?
Yes. You are never alone. One of our staff members will monitor you closely throughout the procedure.
How long will I be sedated?
Depending on your needs, from half an hour to six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes. Due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.
What should I do?
If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone. Dr. Elliott understands. More importantly, he has a solution: sedation dentistry. It safely puts you into a tranquil state of mind, meaning you will feel removed from what is actually going on and have virtually no memory of your treatment once its finished.
Dr. Jay Elliott has worked with many dental phobic patients and can help you overcome those fears to achieve great oral health. Extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, crown and bridge treatments and root canal therapy can be completed while you're sedated. He has over 30 years of experience.
So don't let fear keep you from having a healthy, beautiful smile. Call today for your free, no-obligation smile consultation. 713-644-4331. There's no need to be afraid of the dentist anymore!