It's not uncommon to feel uneasy at the prospect of sitting on the dentist's chair, but when this apprehension keeps us from undergoing crucial preventive care we could be risking our dental health. Brushing and flossing alone, even if done diligently, may not be enough to keep our smile healthy for long, and by avoiding office visits for minor problems we risk them developing into something major that requires more extensive dental work. Sedation dentistry can help bridge the gap for those of us anxious about dental procedures, and we'll cover what we can often expect from the treatment, but for more detailed information we can always turn to our Milwaukee, WI, professionals of The Dentists South Shore.
Oral Conscious Sedation
The method used in the office is one of oral conscious sedation, which, as the name suggests, involves the use of medication that's taken orally. It is a pill that's typically administered one hour prior to the dental procedure that induces a kind of drowsy feeling, but one in which we are still conscious of directions from our dentist. Although most who undergo the sedation treatment do not recall much of anything from the procedure itself.
In this often described twilight state, and dream-like by others, we are more relaxed and calm. Our dentist will still numb the areas to be worked on to make certain the experience is free of discomfort.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI
Sedation dentistry is a perfect solution for many of us who are too anxious about dental procedures, and also a great option for those with either physical or mental disabilities. It allows for important treatments to be performed to prevent future complications, and can also provide the means to perform longer procedures in far fewer visits.
Stop putting off dental visits, explore the benefits of sedation dentistry by scheduling a consultation with our local Milwaukee, WI, experts of The Dentists South Shore by dialing (414) 483-1600 for the Layton office and (414) 877-0840 for Howell.