Fear of the dentist can take a toll on more than your emotions. Patients with dental phobia often delay routine visits and necessary care, leading to escalating oral health issues that require more time and expense to correct. To help patients become more comfortable with visiting our Cincinnati office, we are pleased to offer oral conscious sedation dentistry.
Find out how Dr. Tara and Dr. Gary can relieve anxiety for your appointment. Please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 234-5531 today for more information about our sedation dentistry services in the Greater Cincinnati area.
What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral sedation relieves anxiety through medications taken by mouth. Our dentists will recommend that you take the prescribed medication approximately an hour before your appointment.
During your visit you will be awake but extremely relaxed. Many patients feel:
- Free from stress and anxiety
- Drowsy – some patients drift off to sleep
The purpose of oral conscious sedation is not to “knock out” patients who are afraid of the dentist. Our sedation dentists instead focus on managing anxiety and providing nervous visitors with a positive experience.
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a safe, proven protocol for helping patients relax. Dr. Tara has received training through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), the foremost continuing education resource for dentists who want to help patients relax without "putting them under."
Some of the advantages of oral conscious sedation include:
- Getting the dental care you need without the fear you normally feel
- Few if any side effects
- Our dentists won’t have to use shots or gas
- Complex treatments can be completed in a single visit
- Vital signs are constantly monitored to ensure patient safety
Sedation dentistry alleviates anxiety during your first visit but can also help you overcome worries about subsequent appointments, too. Many patients who are afraid of the dentist developed the phobia due to unpleasant or traumatic experiences earlier in life. By consciously experiencing an appointment, you can begin facing your fears.
A fear of the dentist can be difficult to overcome. However, our office is committed to helping patients feel comfortable through sedation dentistry, a soothing atmosphere, and other services and amenities.
For more information about oral conscious sedation and other comfortable dentistry services, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 234-5531 today. Dr. Tara and Dr. Gary serve patients from Mason, Dayton, and the Greater Cincinnati area, as well as Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.