Dental sedation is ideal for almost any patient that has a strong fear of the dentist or experiences intense dental anxiety. The fact is, Dr. Koch and his staff serving the Mountain Brook and surrounding communities understand that dental anxiety is a real issue people deal with. We have therefore taken extra steps to ensure you are comfortable during every step of your visit to our practice.
We offer both nitrous oxide and oral sedation in our Birmingham dental office near Mountain Brook to help ease your fear of the dentist. Nitrous oxide (often called laughing gas) is breathed in through a mask and greatly relaxes a patient. For those with more intense dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation can work wonders. Oral conscious sedation is administered in pill form and relaxes a patient to the point where they are almost asleep (but still conscious and responsive).
If you experience any of the following, you may be a perfect candidate for dental sedation:
- FEAR OF THE DENTIST | Fear of the dentist is one of the most frequent reasons people neglect their teeth. Don’t let fear of the dentist deter you. Dental sedation can truly help you overcome your fear of the dentist once and for all.
- DENTAL ANXIETY | Dental anxiety is similar to being afraid of the dentist but dental anxiety can refer to specific things about a dental visit – like sitting in the chair, fear of needles, discomfort with objects in the mouth, etc.
- SENSITIVE TEETH | Some people have tremendous sensitivity in their teeth. Dental sedation helps take the edge off when you receive dental care so you can actually relax during your visit.
- IN NEED OF COMPLEX CARE | If you know you are in need of a more complex dental procedure, dental sedation will help you complete more dental work in fewer visits.
Dental sedation can make all the difference in the world during your dental visit to our office located near Mountain Brook. Dr. Koch and his team are dedicated to ensuring that everyone who visits us are comfortable during their entire visit. If that requires dental sedation for you, we’ve got your back. Schedule a visit today to get the dental care you need in a comfortable environment.