Are you or a family member uneasy about going to the dentist? Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected to go to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be performed?
If your past or current situation is causing a lot of dread, there are options available to reduce your fear and reduce (or completely eliminate) your pain with the necessary services. Oral sedation (sometimes called sleep dentistry) has helped countless Bloomington dental patients calmly undergo dental treatment. It is not an experimental procedure but has been used safely in various forms since the 1800s.
To discuss sleep dentistry, call Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore at 812-332-1405 to schedule a no-pressure consultation. doctor Moore will explain your sedation options and answer any questions. If you elect sedation, doctor Moore will refer you to a specialist if required (depending on the type of sedation used).
It is vital to understand the difference between topical analgesics and sedation which are used both alone and simultaneously. Analgesics help numb the gums and nerves connected with your teeth so you don’t feel the pain. Sedation medications influence the nervous system and convey a feeling of peace and relaxation. You may choose to be minimally sedated, where you are reserved but still awake, or choose general anesthesia which renders you completely unconscious. Together, these two solutions dramatically improve the treatment experience for patients suffering from dental anxiety, a very common condition.
Regardless of the type and level of sedation you decide to use, doctor Moore will proceed with patience and understanding. Oral sedation assists with making your dental visit peaceful so you can treat all of your dental problems and restore your health. Taking care of decay, infections, and other urgent problems brings peace of mind and reduces the risk of further damage including tooth loss.
Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore in Bloomington is passionate about oral health and complete patient satisfaction from the first visit through the completion of treatment. We offer unmatched dental care including cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and same-day crowns.