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Sedation Dentistry - Cary, NC

Taking Fear and Stress Out of Dental Visits

woman sedated in chairWhen you suffer from dental fears and phobias, we understand just how difficult it can be for you to visit the dentist. An estimated 30 to 40 million Americans avoid going to the dentist due to fear. As a result, dental care is often delayed until a serious problem 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 ensure a positive experience in his office.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

girl sedated in exam chairSedation dentistry can be used safely and effectively for patients who suffer from varying degrees of dental fear. 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 awhile since you last visited the dentist. In these cases, it is normal to feel self conscious about your oral health or the appearance of your smile, but that should not prevent you 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 experienced in the use of oral medications to reduce anxiety. While some patients are uncertain about sedation because they do not like the thought of not being in control, you will remain conscious throughout the procedure. However, you will be completely relaxed and may even doze off while Dr. Koch performs the necessary treatment. In addition, you will not feel any pain or discomfort, and you may not even remember the procedure the next day.

Oral Conscious Sedation

oral conscious sedationOral conscious sedation involves the use of a prescribed medication that is taken prior to your procedure. As with nitrous oxide, you will remain conscious but will feel very relaxed and may even fall asleep. The medication is usually taken about one hour before the procedure and the effects of the medication lasts for approximately two to four 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 crowns and bridges.

If you are in need of a sedation dentist, Dr. Koch can help. Contact Dr. Koch’s office today to learn more.

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