Anxious Patients Benefit from Dental Sedation and Dental Implants

Dec 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Blog

 

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Dental anxiety is a legitimate condition that affects roughly 40 million people. At it’s most severe, it can keep an individual from receiving vital dental treatment. Even if a person is experiencing an intense toothache, the thought of visiting the dentist is far more debilitating in their minds. Because of this, what started out as a minor toothache could quickly turn into a missing tooth.

Tooth loss can then create a host of other oral health issues. Not only does it affect the smile aesthetically, it can hinder its functionality and make chewing difficult. If the tooth loss is left unaddressed, it can increase your risk of gum disease and bone degeneration, and cause remaining teeth to shift out of alignment. Before you know it, you may find yourself in far greater pain than had you visited the dentist initially.

Together, dental sedation and dental implants can help anxious patients improve their oral health and smile. Dr. Denes discusses the benefits of both and why they make a great duo. If you are currently facing dental anxiety and tooth loss, please contact our Fresno, CA practice today online or by calling 559-297-1294.

Why Choose Dental Implants

As stated earlier, tooth loss can lead to serious oral health complications, and should be addressed immediately. While other tooth replacement solutions, such as dentures and dental bridges can improve the aesthetics and functionality of your smile, they require ongoing dental care to remain efficient. This requires more frequent dental appointments and increased anxiety.

An implant-supported restoration, however, is similar to natural teeth and can replace the entire missing tooth from root to crown. The dental implants function like your former tooth roots to prevent bone degeneration. Each time you bite down, the nerves within your jawbone are stimulated and promote healthy bone growth. The implant restoration is permanently secured and should only need to be checked during routine dental appointments every six months. If properly cared for, your restoration should last you a lifetime.

How Dental Sedation Can Help

We know dental anxiety is a real issue. To help you overcome your fear of the dentist, many dental offices today provide dental sedation, such as nitrous oxide, oral conscious medication, or IV sedation. At Fresno Dental Studio, Dr. Denes is certified in providing oral conscious sedation to help you achieve a more relaxing and comfortable dental experience. In fact, our motto is: “Afraid of the dentist? We can change that.”

With the right dosage, we can calm the most fearful or nervous patients, so they are able to move forward with the dental care they need. Whether your fear is minor or severe, we will work with you to create a peaceful dental experience. Dr. Denes will prescribe an oral sedative, such as Valium, Restoril, or Halcyon. You will receive two dosages – one to take the night before so you get a good night’s sleep, and one to take the day of, about 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

Once the medication is taken, it will have a calming, sleep-like effect. During your procedure, you will be completely at ease and after the appointment have little to no recollection of the experience.

Let Us Help You Restore Your Smile

We offer customized sedation and dental implant treatment. Don’t let dental fear keep you from restoring your smile. Contact our Fresno, CA office today to schedule your appointment by contacting us online or calling 559-297-1294.

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