Oral sedation dentistry

Patients with dental phobias are not alone. In fact, patients of all ages can experience a fear of dentists. The sights, sounds, and smells of a dental office can keep many patients from seeing their dentist regularly. With solutions such as sedation dentistry, many individuals can get themselves into the dental chair for necessary work while still feeling comfortable and at ease. At Distinctive Dentistry, Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros can provide solutions for individuals with dental phobia using conscious sedation.

What is oral conscious sedation?

Using oral sedation for dental work is a great way to get patients into the dentist’s chair for needed cleanings, evaluations, and treatments. This sedation method is a prescription sedative that is prescribed for the patient before their appointment. About one hour before they arrive for the appointment, they are encouraged to take the medication orally. By the time they arrive at the dental office, they are often completely relaxed and ready for their visit. They will awaken with little or no recollection of the appointment—but their dental work completed successfully! When patients choose the option of conscious sedation they will need to arrange for a ride home from their appointment.

Why consider oral sedation for dental work?

Patients with moderate to severe dental anxieties may still struggle with sedation methods such as laughing gas or nitrous oxide and may find it difficult to get to the dental office, let alone sit in the chair. Oral conscious sedation allows patients to arrive and undergo their treatments without anxiety. Most patients with dental anxiety will find oral conscious sedation to be incredibly effective for their needs.

Do you have a fear of the dentist?

If you find that your dental phobia keeps you from making the necessary appointments you need to maintain a healthy smile, it might be time to talk to the team at Distinctive Dentistry about the advantages of integrating oral conscious sedation into your next visit. Call Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros of Eugene, OR at (541) 689-1287 to schedule a consultation at 1775 River Road.