For people who experience extreme anxiety when they are undergoing dental procedures, sedation dentistry can be life-changing. Sedation dentistry is also remarkably effective for patients who have a low pain threshold.
If you or a member of your family experience dental anxiety or extreme pain, Dr. Mark Wright and the team at Mark H. Wright DDS in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can provide you and your children with solutions.
Sedation dentistry is a process used by dentists to help make a patient’s experience in the dental chair relaxing and less stressful. And it will help them get the dental care they need. Many people avoid going to the dentist because of fear, and sedation dentistry offers a solution for these patients.
There are several different types of sedation dentistry, and some dentists use pills, nitrous oxide gas, and other methods.
Dr. Wright is a proponent of oral conscious sedation. It means that prescription medication is used to help patients feel more relaxed both before and during their dental procedures.
When patients use oral conscious sedation, they are fully alert and awake during their appointment. Also, they can ask and answer questions.
For a patient to use oral conscious sedation, they will need to be transported to and from their appointment. In many cases, the patient won’t even remember all the specifics of their dental appointment, but their dental work is completed.
As we’ve mentioned, it’s not at all uncommon for people to avoid going to the dentist if they experience dental anxiety or have a low pain threshold. Some people have even experienced dental trauma at some point in their lives.
With sedation dentistry, patients of all ages can experience the many benefits of sedation dentistry. These include the following.
Contact Dr. Mark H Wright and the Mark H Wright DDS team in Colorado Springs, Colorado, when you’re ready to learn more about sedation dentistry. You can call us at (719) 624-4122 or contact us online today.