Have you ever made an appointment to see the dentist but cancelled it because you felt dental phobia? Maybe you just didn’t show up for the appointment. The problem with not getting regular dental check ups is you can encounter serious problems later on. You may even be in pain right now! At Salt Lake Dental Care, we do not want you to be in pain, even if you have dental phobia. We welcome you to our comfortable Murray, UT office and offer you a solution so you can stop feeling dental phobia.
The solution? Sedation dentist Dr. Clint Blackwood offers sedation dentistry for the Salt Lake City area, including Murray and Sandy Utah.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a method of administering medication from your sedation dentist. This medication will help you relax during your visits with us. Sedation dentistry treatments aren’t meant to make you sleep, though you may feel drowsy. Their aim is the sedation dentist helps you conquer having dental phobia because you are not as stimulated by what is going on. In other words, you are awake and aware, you simply may not be as bothered or anxious during your visit with us.
Sedation Dentistry Treatments
NITROUS OXIDE | You’ve probably heard of nitrous oxide, though maybe you’ve heard it called laughing gas. This sedation dentistry really isn’t designed to make you laugh. It really just helps you feel relaxed and help you not have dental phobia. The gas is mixed with oxygen and you breathe it through a tube. This sedation dentistry method works quickly, so you can drive to and from your appointment. It is a time-tested method and has few to no side effects.
ORAL CONSCIOUS SEDATION | This is a big term for a small yet highly effective sedation dentistry method–a pill your sedation dentist will give to you that you will take before you arrive at your next appointment. You will feel woozy but aware. You will need to find transportation to and from your appointment.
IV SEDATION | Your sedation dentist will put medicine into an IV. This IV sedation dentistry medicine is designed to keep you relaxed during your procedure. Dr. Blackwood will make sure you have the right amount of medication so you will stay at an appropriate level of relaxation and you can cease having dental phobia.
Besides feeling more relaxed and not feeling dental phobia during your visits with us, your sedation dentist is often able to perform more than one procedure, which saves you time. Our sedation dentistry patients have also reported that they often feel little to no pain at all. This is because you are more sensitive to pain when you are anxious. Take away the anxiety and you can take away the pain, too!
Call sedation dentist Dr. Blackwood today and let us partner with you so you can no longer be afraid of the dentist and get the treatments you want and need. For a full list of services available at Salt Lake Dental Care, please visit our main website!