Are You One of the 40 Million Americans Afraid of the Dentist?

Dental fear and anxiety are common, and often keep patients from getting dental care they desperately need. By routinely avoiding dental checkups, or appointments to address concerns, they put the health of their mouth and body at further risk.

Because Dr. Daren Becker believes every patient should have convenient, comfortable dental care available to them to protect their health, we offer sedation dentistry. This treatment helps alleviate the fear, anxiety or hesitation that patients typically feel when faced with a dental appointment. It can be an ideal solution if you are facing a complex case, like a full mouth restoration, or a simple, routine treatment such as scaling and root planning.

Dr. Becker Talks About Sedation Dentistry

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When It Comes to Conquering Dental Fear, You Have Options

At Atlanta Dental Solutions, we offer different levels of sedation dentistry to meet the unique needs of each patient:

  • Local Anesthetic numbs a specific area of the mouth that is being worked on. Medication is injected into the surrounding gum tissues. Once the medication takes effect, your cheeks, chin and tongue may feel thick and heavy. This means the anesthetic is working by blocking the nerve signals that would otherwise trigger a pain response.
  • Oral Sedation is a small pill that will be prescribed prior to your appointment. Taken about an hour before you arrive to our office, it helps create a calm, euphoric feeling so you feel relaxed and comfortable before we start any treatment. We recommend asking a companion to bring you to and from your appointment for your safety, but the effects will wear off later that same day.
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation is a heavier sedation also known as “laughing gas.” With this sedation, we have more control over your level of comfort, and the effects will only last during your treatment.

You CAN Enjoy Your Visit to the Dentist

By choosing one of our sedation dentistry options, you can completely change your dental experiences, and your life. By getting the care you need, when you need it, you are setting your mouth and body up for a lifetime of health. We can help ease your fear or anxiety, and offer you the following benefits with any of our sedation options:

  • Complete more dental work in one appointment, so you spend less time in the dental chair
  • Feel relaxed and calm, so you no longer feel stressed or anxious
  • Experience virtually pain-free dental treatment

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You deserve to get the dental care you need.

Call our office today to ask about adding sedation dentistry to your next appointment.

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