I am having my wisdom teeth taken out in about three weeks. My dentist suggested we use oral conscious sedation, which I was fine with. I just finished my consultation and they gave me a bunch of instructions with the paperwork. It talked about using gauze. I am a little concerned that while I am […]
Sedation Dentistry for a Simple Cleaning?
I have always been able to grin and bear it through my dental appointments. However, I do find myself avoiding the dentist more and more these days and I’m sure it is my teeth that are going to pay the price. I recently read about sedation dentistry where people can sleep through their dental appointments. […]
I don’t want to be afraid of the dentist anymore. What can I do?
I haven’t been to the dentist for quite a while because I am really nervous about going. I know I could sleep through the visit with sedation, but I’m nervous about that, too. Do you have any suggestions to help me overcome my fears? James, Baton Rouge Dear James, Kudos for trying to conquer your […]
Couldn’t I just take a sleeping pill instead of going to a sedation dentist?
Meg from San Jose, CA asks: I have been seeing a lot of signs for sedation dentists. It sounds great because going to the dentist freaks me out. I have been going to the same dentist since I was a teenager and he doesn’t do sedation dentistry. Now I need to have some work done. […]
Is it best to sedate my daughter to do a lot of dental work done at once?
My daughter is only seven years old and her pediatric dentist told me this week that she needs a lot of dental work done. He said she has several cavities that may need caps. He wants me to bring her back three or four times to do it all. I can’t afford to take time […]
Did I embarrass myself at the sedation dentist?
I hadn’t been to a dentist for a long time, so when I did, I needed a lot of work done. Because I don’t do well at the dentist anyway, I decided to see a sedation dentist so I could get more done during my visits. I ended up having five visits to do it […]