Have you been putting off your dental appointments because of dental anxiety? Many Americans share the same experience with you. Dental fear and anxiety are some of the most common reasons many people miss dental appointments. To combat this, sedation dentistry has been introduced to improve your experience at the dentist. At Mark H. Wright, DDS in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we offer oral sedation to make your dental appointments less stressful. This way, you can stay up to date with your dental visits, helping you maintain your oral health at its optimal best.
Oral sedation is one of the three sedation dentistry methods dentists use to calm patients during dental procedures. Unlike intravenous (IV) and nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation involves ingesting pills in the hours preceding the appointment. Taking a sedative pill results in a relaxed and calm mood, allowing the dentist to perform hassle-free dental treatments.
But how exactly do oral sedatives work? They decrease activities in the brain that are responsible for controlling fear and anxiety. The pill makes you drowsy, but you are conscious and relaxed throughout the procedure, and you can ask and answer questions from your dentist.
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Are you ready to overcome dental fear and anxiety? Please dial (719) 624-4122 to book an appointment with Mark H. Wright, DDS in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Mark H. Wright is trained to administer sedatives safely and effectively.