Do you get anxious about visiting the dentist? Does the fear of a painful dental procedure keep you from getting the care you need? Dr. Ian Gray has a solution to help ease your fears and keep pain from ruining your dental care experience — Sedation Dentistry.
Patients who are afraid of the dentist can get relief from anxiety and discomfort with sedation dentistry.
More than 75% of adults experience some form of dental anxiety. Their fear can stem from a number of things, including a bad past experience, a general fear of pain, or apprehension in any type of clinical setting.
Unfortunately, for quite a few patients, anxiety and fear will keep them from visiting the dentist to get even basic dental care, and their oral health suffers as a consequence. They frequently end up with serious oral health conditions that can cause pain and even lead to other medical issues. Sedation Dentistry can help patients who experience any degree of dental anxiety. Sedation is also a useful option for patients who need to undergo extensive treatment.
First of all, we want you to know you are not alone. A lot of patients just like you experience anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist or when they learn that they will need lengthy treatment.
At Dr. Ian Gray Dental Group, we understand. We do not judge, and we are happy to help you find the solution that is right for you. For our patients who need a little extra encouragement and care, we have various sedation options available to help, plus we can recommend other ways to manage anxiety before and during your dental appointment. Our caring staff will be there for you every step of the way. All you have to do is ask!
After your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gray, he will recommend the sedation option that is right for you and the type of treatment you need.
If you need to take the edge off during an uncomplicated procedure, like a filling or a root canal, he may recommend oral sedation.
For more complex treatments and oral surgery, such as having your wisdom teeth removed, Dr. Gray will likely recommend IV sedation, which is administered under close observation by a clinical professional. This is the deepest form of sedation and will require you to have transportation to and from your appointment.
In all three cases, you will have a pain-free and pleasant dental visit that will seem to pass by in a matter of minutes.
If you have fear or anxiety that keeps you from getting the dental care you need and deserve or you need extensive dental treatment, book your consultation with Dr. Ian Gray to learn about your options for a more pleasant and relaxing dental experience.