How Sedation Dentistry Makes Treatment So Much Easier! [BLOG]

We’re sharing great news for you if fear has kept you far away from the dentist office.

At Hawkins Complete Dental Service, we can provide you with sedation dentistry methods to ease your fears, and help you feel calm and comfortable so you can get the treatment you need to stay healthy!

You’re Not The Only One Dealing With Dental Fear

Millions of people are so afraid of going to the dentist that they can hardly make themselves go at all, regardless of what it does to their oral health.

So don’t think for a moment that you’re the only one with dental fear!

Our team at Hawkins Complete Dental Service totally understand how you feel and work hard to create the most positive, comfortable experience we can for you.

One of the ways we do that is with dental sedation.

Sedation Dentistry Makes Treatment So Much Easier!

You’ll be amazed at how much easier your dental appointments and treatments will be when you rely on sedation dentistry! Here are the possibilities:

*It Calms Your Nerves & Helps You Relax*

Probably the most obvious advantage of sedation dentistry is that it’s a way to calm your nerves and help your body relax. That’s the hardest part of dental appointments for many fearful patients, after all!

The kind of sedation you’ll need depends on the treatment planned and your level of anxiety, and Dr. Hawkins can help you decide which method will work best for you.

*It Helps You Get Treatment Without Pain*

Many people who are too afraid to go to the dentist claim it’s the fear of pain that keeps them away. The good news about that is with dental sedation, you won’t feel pain during your procedure. Dr. Hawkins can administer an anesthetic after your sedation has taken affect so you don’t feel a thing!

*It Helps You Forget Your Procedure*

Certain methods of dental sedation are powerful enough to help you not even recall your procedure. Even if you’re not put under completely and will remember a little bit here and there, you’ll feel proud of yourself when your procedure is over!

Imagine how easily you could build your confidence about dental appointments if you weren’t traumatized about treatments? Each new appointment can become easier and easier when you can say to yourself that you got through it with no problem!

We Offer The Strongest Form Of Sedation Around!

Dr. Hawkins is an experienced, highly-qualified dentist who can help match the right sedation method with your level of nervousness. Here are the types of sedation dentistry strategies you can find in our Zanesville, OH practice.

*Inhaled & Oral Sedation Is Great For Mild Anxiety*

For mild to moderate anxiety, you can choose between inhaled sedation, or laughing gas, or our oral sedative.

Laughing gas is something you’re likely already familiar with because it’s been used for a century or more.

It’s safe for all ages, takes effect and wears off quickly, and is ideal if you just need something to take the edge off.

Oral sedation comes in pill form and can give you more help feeling calm and relaxed. For this method, you’d need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. The procedure itself with oral sedation will go smoothly, you’ll feel completely relaxed and comfortable, and you won’t even care that you’re undergoing treatment!

*IV Sedation Makes It All Go Away*

Here’s where dental treatment will become easier than you’ve ever experienced before.

Dr. Hawkins is one of the few professionals in the southeastern Ohio region who can administer a sedative through an IV. You’ll be eased into a sleeplike state, all your fears will go away, and you’ll probably not remember your appointment at all.

This is life-changing for patients with severe dental anxiety that threatens their oral health.

Make An Appointment

If you have a hard time getting to the dentist for routine cleanings and exams, you’ve finally found the practice that will change the way you see dental care!

With our variety of sedation options, you can find the one that suits you best and helps you get the dental treatment you need for a healthy smile.

To learn more about our sedation and comfort options, or to request an appointment at Hawkins Complete Dental Service, call 740-214-1301 or fill out our convenient online form.