Oral Conscious Sedation Torrance CA
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
It is important to know that a visit to the dentist can be a positive experience, even when treatment is necessary. Millions of Americans, nearly 30%, are afraid of the dentist. They avoid dental care at all costs, even when they are in pain or discomfort. But it no longer has to be that way. Modern dentistry offerssafe, effective, and comfortable treatments, without the use of needles, to anxious and fearful patients.You may have heard this treatment called anxiety-free dentistry, relaxation dentistry or even sleep dentistry. The best and most accurate name is oral sedation dentistry.
These terms describe a way for you to get the care you want while you remain comfortable. The term sleep dentistry is considered inaccurate by some as it may refer to general anesthesia. You may also hear the term “moderate sedation” or conscious sedation dentistry. In states where conscious sedation dentistry is regulated, you may hear the aforementioned terms, anxiety-free dentistry or relaxation dentistry. Dr. Lee is a board certified doctor for any type of oral conscious sedation.
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Most fears develop in childhood, so odds are you have carried your dread of the dentist for years. You avoid receiving care and as a result, your dental health deteriorates. When you are no longer able to stand the pain or discomfort and finally seek treatment, extensive restorative work is required. That means more time in the dental chair, more procedures. and more expense, which only furthers your trepidation. It is a nasty cycle and it must be broken.
Dental fear is a hidden phobia-like monster in the closet that no one wants to talk about. Like many people, you may be embarrassed to admit your fears and even more afraid to confront them. Often times not even your loved ones are aware of your apprehension. Worse yet, you may have never known that oral sedation dentistry was an option.
Not any more! Sedation Dentistry is not scary and can be pain free dentistry.