Some patients avoid routine dental checkups due to dental fear and anxiety. Avoiding checkups can deteriorate your oral health, creating complex issues from minor dental concerns when left untreated. Routine dental exams help dentists identify any developing issues for early intervention and treatment. Patients who visit the dentist twice a year have lower rates of dental problems including tooth decay and gum disease. At Park Dental, we offer options that can help relax anxious or fearful treatments so they can receive the treatment they need.
Dr. Siddhi Patel and her professional team help anxious patients overcome anxiety by informing them about their dental concerns and any necessary procedures in a comfortable environment. Empowering our patients with knowledge can help them feel more comfortable about treatment. We talk patients through exams and cleanings so that they understand their procedure. Our dental staff participate in continuing education courses and offer the latest and least invasive treatment options possible.
Treating Dental Fear with Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental anxiety feel at ease while visiting the dentist. Dr. Patel will discuss your sedation options with your prior to your scheduled treatment. She will review your medical history and necessary treatments before choosing an appropriate sedation method. Comon sedation methods include IV and oral sedation. Patients will need a companion to drive them from their procedure.
IV sedation is administered into your bloodstream through an IV. This type of sedation takes effect immediately allowing the patient to rest comfortably during their dental procedure. IV sedation is strictly controlled and patients are closely monitored. Oral sedation is administered in a pill form. Patients will take the pill several hours before their scheduled procedure. Patients will feel completely relaxed but will remain alert and responsive.
Request an Appointment Today
Are you anxious about visiting the dentist? Sedation dentistry can help calm patients during treatment so they can receive the care they need. Call Park Dental for comfortable care today at 614.254.5116. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel and her team online. Our staff aim to provide high-quality care in a warm and friendly environment.