If you’re one of the people who experience anxiety at the thought of a dental appointment, there’s good news. Your fear of the dentist can be a thing of the past with dental sedation options from Dr. Kevin McMahon at Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY.

Dental Anxiety Is Extremely Common

Estimates vary, but there’s a general consensus that well over 100 million people in the United States have some level of discomfort, anxiety, or even dread when it comes to dental appointments. That’s a shame, because in many cases that uneasiness keeps people from getting the dental care they need – even routine cleanings and exams. Untreated dental problems don’t get better on their own. They simply become more involved, painful, and expensive dental problems.

Dental Sedation Is Your Friend

The goal of sedation is to help the person relax and experience successful dental treatment. Since there’s a range of anxiety associated with dental appointments, Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY offers three levels of dental sedation to fit everyone’s needs. You can choose sedation for something as simple as a cleaning or for something much more involved, as you like.
Regardless of the level of sedation you choose, rest assured that our staff is fully trained to monitor your physical wellbeing during and after your appointment.

Inhaled Sedation

This is the “lightest” level of dental sedation we offer, but you shouldn’t take that to mean it’s ineffective. With inhaled sedation, you breathe a mixture of a medication and oxygen through a small mask. Within seconds, you’ll begin to feel relaxed and unconcerned. The level of sedation can be quickly adjusted to your need to make sure that you remain relaxed.
Inhaled sedation wears off very quickly. You’ll be able to safely drive yourself to and from your appointment.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation consists of a prescribed pill. You’ll take the pill at a certain time before your appointment which will allow you arrive at our office already relaxed. For that reason, you’ll need someone to drive you to your dental appointment. Driving while sedated is truly bad idea.
Oral sedation ideal for people who need more help relaxing. The effects may linger for a while afterward, and you may or may not remember much about your appointment. Definitely plan on having a ride home.

IV Sedation

This is the deepest level of dental sedation which is administered intravenously. Dr. Kevin McMahon has received his IV sedation certification with advanced airway and emergency management. You’ll be carefully monitored throughout the entire procedure.
IV sedation can allow you to have several procedures performed during a longer appointment, and the odds are fairly good that you won’t remember it. Again, having a driver is essential.

Lose Your Fear Of The Dentist And Get The Care You Need

At Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY, we have a firm no-judgement policy. Our goal is to help you have your healthiest mouth and best smile. Experience your most relaxed dental appointment ever with dental sedation.
We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. Call Edgewood Dental Care in Edgewood, KY today at 859-474-7830 for an appointment.