Sedation Dentistry in Hattiesburg, MS
Going to the dentist strikes fear in many patients for a number of reasons. They may have had unpleasant, or even traumatic, experiences as a child, neglected their teeth for many years, or be completely embarrassed about the appearance of their smiles. Sedation dentistry, offered in our Hattiesburg, MS office, gives patients the chance to receive the dental work they need in as little as one visit – without panic or anxiety.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
We make sedation dentistry at our office very convenient and safe for our patients. About one hour before arriving at our practice, you will take a small pill, which will make you feel very drowsy by the time you are ready for your appointment. Once the effects of the pill set in completely, you will fall into a very deep state of relaxation. You will not be unconscious, but you will not be aware of what is going on around you. Members of our highly trained staff will carefully monitor you the entire time you are sedated, checking your vital signs and ensuring that you are comfortable.
Sedation Dentistry Benefits
- Your sedation will wear off within four to six hours, long after Dr. Guess has completed your dental work. Even the most apprehensive patients won’t remember a thing.
- Sedation dentistry has allowed Hattiesburg, MS, patients to receive porcelain crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, and other smile-enhancing procedures with virtually no discomfort.
- You can have years’ worth of dental work completed in a single appointment.
- You can combine multiple procedures into one visit to the dentist.
If you fear or dislike going to the dentist, your life could be changed by simply reading this. Oral sedation dentistry is changing the way many people get their dental care. No longer will you need to be tense or uncomfortable during dental work. The magic of this unmatched comfort is in a little blue pill.
Once you’ve experienced sedation dentistry, you’ll never be afraid to go to the dentist again. You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were sleeping. You’ll wake up refreshed, with little to no memory of what was accomplished. Because you are completely comfortable, we can do years of dental treatment in one or two visits. We can replace crowns and dentures, restore sore gums to good health, whiten yellow or stained teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly. Imagine being able to smile with confidence and chew your food without pain.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR SEDATION DENTISTRY?
People fear the dentist for many reasons. Perhaps they had a bad experience as a child. Many people have difficulty getting numb and get frustrated when the dentist doesn’t believe them. Some people hate the shots and needles as well as the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care. Gag reflexes can also make dental treatment into a very stressful situation. To top it all, many people are embarrassed that they have these problems. Patients who can relate to any or all of these reasons are a good candidate for Oral Sedation Dentistry.
Other types of patients that benefit from Sedation Dentistry are people who need a large amount of dental work. They may have busy schedules that prevent many short visits. Patients also find that the level of post-treatment soreness is greatly reduced by Oral Sedation. Many patients having cosmetic treatment opt to have sedation because the visits can be quite long. Imagine waking up to a brand new, beautiful smile.