Patients who are extremely anxious about visiting the dentist often avoid much needed dental treatments. Maintaining a healthy smile requires patients to take good care of their teeth with proper oral hygiene, while also maintaining regular visits to their dental team. Most patients benefit from at least two visits to Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dental every year to ensure proper oral care habits are being followed and providing the proper results.
Patients who avoid the dentist can benefit from services such as oral conscious sedation. It is offered to Owensboro, KY area patients who are interested in being relaxed and free from worries when visiting the dentist. This method is often considered by individuals who have avoided dental work for so long that they require invasive treatments. However, our team also uses oral conscious sedation for anxious patients who are undergoing a simple cleaning or examination. It all depends on the specific needs and desires of our patients.
Drs. Thompson and Frey prescribe oral medication for patients before their appointment. This medication is taken approximately one hour before their dental visits. Patients are advised not to drive, so transportation should be arranged ahead of time.
When patients arrive at Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, they are taken to their treatment room for care. Patients will undergo their dental services while awake and coherent. They can ask questions, answer questions, stand, walk, and follow instructions. After their treatment is complete, they are taken back to their home to rest, while the medication wears off. Patients wake up with little to no recollection of their dental visit, but have a healthy, beautiful smile!
Oral conscious sedation is a wonderful method of helping nervous patients to achieve great dental health. Instead of fearing the dental office, patients enjoy getting dental work done and improving the health of their smile. Our practice loves seeing patients be proactive about their dental care and enjoy positive visits with our dental team.
If you want to learn more about oral conscious sedation, contact Thompson and Frey Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today to learn about the ways in which we can help you enjoy an anxiety-free visit with our dental team.