A Gentle and Comfortable Experience
We realize this is not their favorite place and we do everything in our power to make them feel comfortable on their initial visit. The other things that we offer, frankly, the thing that allows patients to get the care they need that we offer here is various forms of sedation. Generally, we do oral conscious sedation where medication is administered to relax our patients to the point where, quite honestly, they just, they don’t really remember what we’re doing. They’re there, I can ask them a question and they can answer, but ultimately it allows them to get the care they need, whatever that is. Sedation is a great service for our patients. When I first came into this practice, it was a little bit, it was here, and so I needed to get comfortable and it’s become quite a big part of our practice, actually.
I think the fear of dentistry, unfortunately, is more than I’d like it to be and it’s more common, definitely more common than I’d like it to be. But through this and through the process, through oral conscious sedation, we’re able to make patients comfortable to get the care they need. I find it interesting that a lot of our patients that initially needed the sedation to get the care they need, they don’t need it anymore because they know that we’re comfortable, they’re comfortable here, we listen to them, and if something needs to be addressed, we address it. So again, that tells me we’re doing something right because patients that formerly needed that even to get in the chair no longer need it at all. They come in, they get the services they need. That sedation is an amazing way to allow patients to get the care they need so they don’t have to neglect their dental health and all that comes with that.