What is sedation dentistry in Mesa?
When patients have an unsettling fear of the dentist, it can take a lot to get them to come in to the practice for an examination and a cleaning. Fear or anxiety around visiting the dentist is a common situation that many people in Mesa experience. However, Dr. Fritz, of New Health Dental, offers sedation dentistry to assist these patients in getting the care they need-and deserve!\
Sedation dentistry incorporates the use of oral conscious sedation to relax a patient before and during his or her appointment. Patients first discuss their anxiety levels with the dentist to determine the strength of medication needed.
Patients will be prescribed an oral medication to take before their appointment. They must arrange transportation, as they are not encouraged to operate a vehicle during this time. Patients are conscious and aware during treatment. They can answer questions and follow directions, but are relaxed and calm. Once the treatment is completed, patients are transported back home to rest until the medication wears off. They will awaken with no recollection of the day’s events and will have their dental work completed.
Over time, as patients become more familiar with the dentist and less anxious about the treatments being completed, they are able to visit the dentist for cleanings and exams without the need for sedation.
Dr. Fritz of New Health Dental is happy to provide sedation dentistry to help uneasy adults receive the care necessary to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. He believes everyone should visit the dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and thorough examination to ensure periodontal disease or cavities are not developing. This proactive approach to dentistry helps patients address any underlying dental concerns and reduce the amount of treatments necessary.
If you live in the Mesa area and find that your anxiety keeps you from visiting your dentist, now is the time to consider sedation dentistry and all it has to offer. Contact New Health Dental today to schedule your consultation appointment and learn more about the benefits of oral conscious sedation.