Millions of Americans avoid going to the dentist every year. Some do this because they’ve had a traumatic experience as a child or because they’ve dealt with discomfort as an adult. Others do it because they don’t respond to local anesthetic or because they’re not comfortable sitting for extended periods of time. Regardless of the reason, visiting the dentist regularly is important, especially when faced with warning signs like toothaches or bleeding gums.
If you routinely put off visits to the dentist, Dr. Thomas Novak and our team can help. Modern dentistry offers many new tools and options to make necessary treatment not just tolerable, but comfortable and relaxing as well. One of those is sedation dentistry.
Dr. Novak has been specially trained to use sedation techniques so that patients have a safe, comfortable experience. With a commonly prescribed sedation medication, he can help you have a soothing visit instead of one filled with anxiety or fear. The sedatives he prescribes have been used for many years, and Dr. Novak understands how they work as well as how they interact with other medications. On the day of your appointment, you’ll take the medication he prescribed to you, and within a few minutes, you’ll feel relaxed and at ease. You won’t even notice the passage of time, though you will still be able to respond to questions—that’s why the process is also called conscious sedation. Afterward your visit, you’ll finally have the healthier smile you’ve dreamed of and can return to your normal schedule feeling better about your oral and overall well-being.
If you’re nervous about visiting the dentist, oral conscious sedation could be exactly what you’ve always needed. To learn how it can give you the most stress-free dental experience of your life, please contact us today.