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How sedation dentistry can help you relax.
Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? Does your heart start to beat rapidly just thinking about going to the dentist? If so, you are not alone. Many people postpone necessary dental treatment because of dental fears. Don’t be one of them! Today’s dental sedation techniques are state-of-the-art and can help you relax, feel calm and even fall asleep during your dental treatment. Dr. James Bourne at Eagle Dental in Homer, AK wants you to know going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.
Your dental anxiety is a very real thing. Whatever is scaring you, whether the fear comes from needles, sounds or just being in the office, it is causing some very real physical responses, like increased heart rate. Your fear can be managed easily and your work can be completed quickly with dental sedation. Don’t be afraid of asking for help with dental sedation. Dr. Bourne wants you to relax and be calm throughout your dental appointment.
Dr. Bourne wants your appointment in Homer to be a great experience, so he offers these methods of sedation for you to choose from:
- Oral sedation--if you prefer to be mildly relaxed but still conscious and responsive to questions; some of the oral medications used include Halcyon or Valium, among others. Dr. Bourne will discuss specific oral medications with you before your treatment.
- Inhaled conscious sedation--if you prefer to be mildly relaxed with the effects quickly leaving your system; a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen is inhaled through a nosepiece. Inhaled conscious sedation is often combined with oral sedation to produce a more profound relaxation.
- Intravenous sedation--if you prefer to be totally asleep and unaware of what is going on; Dr. Bourne will administer sedatives directly into your vein using an IV. You will be carefully monitored throughout your procedure, will wake up with your work completed and you won’t remember even being in the dental chair!
Don’t let the thought of a dental appointment stress you out. Dr. Bourne wants you to know that thanks to sedation dentistry, going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. So if you need dental work but are putting it off because of dental fears, it’s time to call Dr. James Bourne at Eagle Dental in Homer, AK. Call today!