May 14, 2014
It is no secret that having a fear of the dentist is quite common. For some people, the fear is slight, only a feeling of discomfort. For others, however, the fear is severe, causing them to delay, or avoid altogether, getting the much needed dental work they need done. If you are someone who suffers from severe dental anxiety, you may feel as though there is no helping you. Fortunately, Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey are able to alleviate your fears with the use of sedation dentistry!
Sedation dentistry can be beneficial to many people, not just those who have a fear of the dentist. Those with TMJ, a sensitive gag reflex, or people who are embarrassed by the condition their smile is in can all reap the benefits of sedation dentistry.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a small pill one hour prior to your appointment. During the appointment, you will feel relaxed, and we will cover you with a warm blanket, making you feel as comfortable as possible. Be sure to have a friend bring you to your appointment and home, that way you will be able fully recover from your appointment. There is also nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, which is included in our sedation dentistry. With this, you are conscious the entire time during your dental work, but you feel absolutely no pain! Simple and convenient, nitrous oxide is ideal for adults and children alike!
IV sedation is where we administer an IV line in your arm, and deliver the sedative right into your bloodstream. This form of sedation is for those patients that experience moderate to severe dental anxiety. Dr. Simmons will be able to administer you the right about of sedation, offering you a customized dental experience. With both forms of sedation, you will be free of pain and be able to experience a wonderful, relaxing dental appointment.
Call The Dentists at Orenco Station if you’re ready to schedule your next appointment with Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey. They are happy to care for patients from Forest Grove, Beaverton, Cornelius, Rock Creek, and beyond.
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