Dental Sedation Options With Your Ladera Ranch Dentist
Does having dental work done make you anxious?
Even though Dr. Parker is very easygoing and treats his patients with a gentle touch, some need extra help overcoming their fears and anxieties. Many times traumatic past experiences are too much to overcome.
Sedation dentistry at Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch is a way to relieve that anxiety. This form of dentistry has been shown to be effective in helping patients with a variety of dental issues besides dental anxiety, such as dental phobias, fear of the dentist, as well as providing the opportunity for more effective treatment during long visits.
Dental sedation helps you relax during treatment and provides a safe, comfortable experience helping you overcome your fears. It is also safe and tailored to each patient’s needs. At our Ladera Ranch dentist office three different types of sedation dentistry including laughing gas, conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Depending upon your need, our skilled team will help you determine which form of sedation dentistry is best for your situation.
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
Am I able to drive after having dental sedation?
The answer to this question really depends on the form of sedation dentistry that you received. If you received oral conscious sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to pick you up from the dental office after your treatment is complete. With IV sedation, it is more situation dependent, although in many cases getting a ride from someone home may be necessary. In most situations if you used laughing gas, you should be able to drive yourself home after sedation dentistry treatment.
Is dental sedation safe?
Dr. Parker has studied with world-renowned sedation dentists who have performed together several hundred thousand cases according to proper dental sedation protocol using laughing gas, IV sedation, and conscious sedation. This leads to very safe and predictable results for you the patient. Our team will do their very best to make sure you are educated in the sedation dentistry options available to you, so that you can make the best decision as to the form of dental sedation that is best for you.
I think I may suffer from a dental phobia. Is a dental phobia real?
Having a dental phobia is definitely a very real occurrence for many patients out there, and often stops them from getting good dental care, especially when they need it. With the help of dental sedation we are able to assist many of those suffering from dental phobias to get the dental care they need to keep their teeth and mouths healthy.
Does sedation dentistry put you to sleep?
All of the forms of dental sedation at Hales Parker Dentistry do not put you to sleep, and instead provide a sense of relaxation and calm that makes it so that you can get through your dental visit successfully. We do not use sedation methods that put you completely to sleep because this makes it so that we cannot interact with you during treatment when necessary.
Is Dental Sedation Right For Me?
Have you been putting off going to the dentist for routine maintenance or avoiding getting a larger procedure done? Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Does the idea of going to the dentist scare you, or have you developed a fear of the dentist? Are long dental treatments stressful, and make you wish to avoid them?
If your answer is yes to one or more of these questions, you aren’t the only one. Dental patients around the globe suffer from dental anxiety, nervousness about the dentist, fear of the dentist and more which often prevents them from receiving the dental care they need, when they really need to have it. Contact Hales Parker Dentistry in Ladera Ranch, near Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita today to find the form of dental sedation that is right for you.
Near Mission Viejo? Schedule a Sedation Dentistry Appointment in Ladera Ranch
Please call us today to ask about more information on sedation dentistry, general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry. If it feels like a good option for you, scheduling an exam to tailor the treatment to you is the first step if you are in the Mission Viejo – Rancho Santa Margarita area.