If you suffer severe anxiety and are fearful of going to the dentist you are not alone. Almost a third of the population is afraid to go to the dentist. Some patients have had bad experiences which make them fearful, while many others suffer severe anxiety with no explainable reason. Whatever your situation may be it is important to know that there is a way in which you can receive the treatment you need in a comfortable and safe fashion. Oral sedation dentistry is a safe and easy way to reduce or eliminate dental fear and anxiety. It is truly as easy as taking a pill.
Unlike General Anesthesia where the patient is completely unconscious and unable to respond, patients under Oral Sedation are able to respond to conversations and breathe on their own. Many patients report little or no memory of the procedure and say they felt as if they were snoozing while the work was being done.
On the day of your Oral Sedation visit you will take a pill about 1 hour before your appointment. You will need a companion to drive you to and from the office. During your appointment you will be monitored at all times by experienced members of our team to insure that you are comfortable and relaxed.
The days of being fearful of the dentist are over! Call today to schedule a free consultation appointment in order for Dr. Johansen to answer any questions you may have.