It is estimate that 30% of American adults avoid the dentist because of fear and anxiety. Dental phobia is a serious condition that prevents people from getting the dental care that they desperately need. Dr. Kimberley Daxon and Dr. Deborah Lowry offer patients oral conscious sedation dentistry, calming fear and anxiety, so that the patient can relax and receive dental treatment.
Administered in the form of a pill, oral sedation dentistry is the most common technique in the United States for treating dental phobia. With oral sedation dentistry, patients remain conscious, yet relaxed, allowing the dentist to perform the needed procedures. Patients often report no memory of the procedure and feel as though they slept through the treatment. But sedation dentistry is not ‘sleep dentistry’ – patients do remain awake and conscious throughout the procedure for safety and cooperation.
Sedation Dentistry is only administered through close care and guidance to minimize side effects and ensure there are not adverse interactions with other medications you may be taking. With oral sedation dentistry, you may require someone to drive you to and from your appointment. To learn more about Sedation Dentistry or to find out if you are a candidate, contact the office of Dr. Kim Daxon and Dr. Deborah Lowry today.