Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety. They’ll tense up just thinking about an ordinary exam; the idea of a more complicated procedure, like a dental implant, can send their stress level through the roof. Sedation dentistry from Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro can get them through it.
Dental implants are actually a rather straightforward procedure. A titanium post (the actual implant) is inserted into the jaw, where it gradually fuses with the bone. Once that happens it becomes a solid foundation for an artificial tooth.
Placing the titanium post may be rather straightforward, but for some patients, the thought is almost unbearable. Sedation can get them through it.
We offer two types: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
- Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a hundred years. Better known as laughing gas, it produces a deeply relaxed state. It works quickly and wears off quickly.
- Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before the procedure. The patient remains awake, but in a deep state of relaxation. They’ll someone to escort them to and from our office.
A dental implant from Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Owensboro can make a huge difference in your life, and sedation dentistry can help. Patients come to our office from Philpot, Tell City, IN, and Hartford. Schedule an appointment with us today!