Are you or a family member distressed about going to the dentist? Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected going to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be carried out?
If your past or current situation is causing a lot of uneasiness, there are options available to calm your fear and reduce (or completely eliminate) your pain with the needed procedures. Oral sedation (sometimes called sleep dentistry) has helped countless Houston dental patients calmly undergo dental treatment. It is not an experimental procedure but has been used safely in various forms since the 1800s.
To discuss sleep dentistry, call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120 to schedule a no-pressure consultation. Dr. Montz will explain your sedation options and answer any questions. If you choose sedation, Dr. Montz will refer you to a specialist if necessary (depending on the type of sedation used).
It is important to understand the difference between topical analgesics and sedation which are used both alone and simultaneously. Analgesics help numb the gums and nerves connected with your teeth so you don’t feel the pain. Sedation medications affect the nervous system and bring a feeling of peace and relaxation. You may choose to be minimally sedated, where you are quiet but still awake, or decide on general anesthesia which renders you completely unconscious. Together, these two solutions dramatically improve the treatment experience for patients suffering from dental anxiety, a very common condition.
Regardless of the type and level of sedation you decide to use, Dr. Montz will proceed with patience and understanding. Oral sedation aids in making your dental visit relaxed so you can treat all of your dental troubles and restore your health. Taking care of dental caries, infections, and other urgent problems brings peace of mind and reduces the risk of further damage including tooth loss.
David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Friendswood is passionate about oral health and complete patient satisfaction from the first visit through completion of treatment. We offer exceptional dental care including sedation dentistry, CEREC dental crowns and porcelain veneers.
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