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Owensboro, KY dentists explain, what is sedation dentistry?

added on: March 6, 2014

The sights, sounds, and smells of a dental office can be overwhelming for some. Patients young and old can experience anxieties around visiting the dentist, and in many instances, this can keep them from receiving the treatments they need to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Drs. Thompson and Frey of Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Owensboro, KY understand this, and offer sedation dentistry to help.

Sedation dentistry incorporates medication or inhalation gasses to help calm patients before and during their dental appointment. Many dentists use nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” to relax patients during their dental treatments. However, this isn’t enough for some patients. Another form of sedation offered at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is oral conscious sedation.

Oral conscious sedation is a medication that is prescribed to patients and taken well before their dentist appointment. Patients are encouraged to arrange transportation to and from their appointment, as they are not allowed to drive while under the influence of this medication. Patients arrive at the practice calm and relaxed, but awake and coherent. They are able to answer questions, follow instructions, and even take a trip to the bathroom without assistance. After the appointment is complete, they return home to rest while the sedative wears off, and wake up without any recollection of their visit. Their smile is improved and they no longer have the same apprehensions they once had about visiting the dental office.

Drs. Thompson and Frey of Owensboro, KY ensure their patients have a positive experience, and offer sedation dentistry to ease concerns. Patients can visit the team at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry to consult them in regards to the best sedation method for their needs, and can learn how sedation dentistry can give them a brighter outlook on their dental care. Whether patients require sedation for a simple cleaning or an extensive smile makeover, we make sure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed for their services.

If you live in the Owensboro, KY community and have been considering the benefits of sedation dentistry, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn about the benefits it can provide. You no longer have to fear the dentist-you only have to look forward to the healthier, dazzling smile you can obtain without anxieties holding you back!

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