Am I a candidate for sedation dentistry?
Does going to the dentist make your stomach tie up in knots? How about even just thinking about an upcoming dental appointment? If so, you may suffer from dental fear or anxiety, and you might be a good candidate for sedation dentistry in Mount Pleasant.
If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, your trusted team at East Cooper Smiles wants you to know you're not alone and we understand how you feel. While we strive to create a comfortable environment for our patients and make every visit pleasant and stress-free, for some patients this isn't enough, and that's why Dr. Annan offers sedation dentistry.
What is this treatment like?
Conscious sedation allows you to take medication one hour or so prior to your appointment, which will help you to feel at ease during your procedure. You'll still be conscious and responsive; however, you'll feel completely relaxed. Some patients even feel like they slept through their treatment.
Due to the nature of the medication, you may have little to no memory of what went on during your procedure, and you'll also need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment. Plan on relaxing for the rest of the day and give yourself sufficient time to recover.
We never want fear to keep our patients from getting the dentistry they need! If you have a strong gag reflex, special needs, or many procedures to complete at one time, you may also be a good candidate for dental sedation, and Dr. Annan is happy to discuss your options with you.