Greenway Dental Care is excited to announce that we are now offering sedation dentistry options in our Fayetteville, AR dentist office. Sedation dentistry is an excellent option to consider if you suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist due to previous bad experiences in the dental chair. Our team is dedicated to helping you feel calm and comfortable while you receive your necessary dental care. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry below:
How often should I see my dentist?
Patients should see their dentist at least twice a year for routine preventative care. Often, patients with dental anxiety will skip out on their routine dental appointments to avoid spending time in the dental chair. It’s important to note that if you have dental anxiety, it’s very important that you do not let this prevent you from seeing your dentist. Avoiding the dental chair can result in minor issues developing into major dental concerns the longer you go without treatment. Often, patients do not even know that they are suffering from dental concerns until they have their smile evaluated by a professional dentist. Dental concerns will only get worse the longer they go untreated. By attending your routine dental appointments, you can avoid the need for invasive and expensive restorative care by allowing our team to catch issues as soon as possible.
What are my sedation dentistry options?
At Greenway Dental Care, we are now offering oral conscious sedation options to patients with dental anxiety. Oral conscious sedation includes sedative pills that are taken up to an hour before your dental appointment. Because these medications are likely to make you sleepy, you should have a trusted friend or family member drive you to and from the dentist’s office. While oral conscious sedation may cause you to fall asleep during your dental procedure, you can still be easily awakened and should be able to move around and talk as normal. Patients who utilize oral conscious sedation enjoy this option because they are able to sleep through their dental appointment and wake up without remembering much of the dental work they had done.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes, sedation dentistry is safe. Dr. Keech and the Greenway Dental Care team would never put our patients at risk by offering any treatment option that is deemed unsafe. In fact, sedation dentistry can be a lifesaver for people who are in need of extensive dental care to catch up on years of avoiding the dentist’s office. Allowing us to perform more than one dental procedure at once, sedation dentistry keeps patients calm and comfortable every step of the way. If you would like to find out if sedation dentistry is right for you, schedule a consultation with our Fayetteville, AR dentist’s office. We look forward to seeing you soon.