When you suffer from dental fears and phobias, we understand just how difficult it can be for you to visit the dentist. Of the 30 to 40 million Americans suffering from dental fears, more than 36 percent avoid going to the dentist due to the fear. As a result, dental care is often delayed until after a serious complication has developed. Dr. Darren Koch understands that it is not always easy to visit the dentist regularly when living with dental fears. As a sedation dentist, Dr. Koch caters to the unique needs of those who have dental fears in Cary. Dr. Koch delivers the comfortable and personalized care you need with the use of sedation to help you enjoy your time in our office.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry can safely and effectively be used for patients who suffer from a wide range of dental fears that vary in severity. For those who are afraid of the sights, sounds, and smells of the dental office, sedation will help you relax, allowing your fears to fade away. When living with dental phobias, we understand that it may have been a while since the last time you visited the dentist. It is natural to feel embarrassed about going to the dentist, but that should not hold you back from receiving the care you need. We will administer the appropriate sedation to put your hesitation to rest.
As a sedation dentist for those in 27518 locations, Dr. Koch is specially trained to administer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. While many are uncertain about sedation because they do not like the thought of not being in control, you will remain awake throughout the procedure. However, you will be completely relaxed and may even doze off while Dr. Koch performs the necessary treatments. In addition, you will not feel any pain or discomfort, and you may not even remember the procedure the next day.
Nitrous oxide is better known as laughing gas, which is administered through a small mask that is worn over the nose. You will not feel a thing during the procedure, but you will remain awake so you can respond to the dentist’s requests. The sedation medication will take effect quickly, allowing you to feel completely relaxed within a few minutes. You will remain calm and comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation involves a prescribed medication that is taken prior to your procedure. As with nitrous oxide, you will remain awake, however, you will become drowsy and may fall asleep. The medication is usually taken about an hour before the procedure and the effects of the medication will wear off within a few hours.
No matter if you have had a bad dental experience in the past or are afraid of potential pain, we can use sedation for minor dental cleanings to more complex procedures like root canals.
If you are in need of a sedation dentist, Dr. Koch can help. Contact Dr. Koch’s office today to learn more.