Are you or a family member apprehensive 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 going to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be carried out?
If your past or current situation is causing a lot of anxiety, there are options available to ease your fear and reduce (or completely eliminate) your pain with the necessary care. Oral sedation (sometimes called sleep dentistry) has helped countless Columbus 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 Mark A. Miely DDS at 614-451-2100 to schedule a no-pressure consultation. Doctor Miely will explain your sedation options and answer any questions. If you select sedation, Doctor Miely will refer you to a specialist if needed (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 affect the nervous system and bring a feeling of peace and relaxation. You may choose to be minimally sedated, where you are peaceful but still awake, or select 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 Miely will proceed with patience and understanding. Oral sedation helps with making your dental visit serene so you can treat all of your dental dilemmas and restore your health. Taking care of cavities, infections, and other serious problems brings peace of mind and reduce the risk of further damage including tooth loss.
Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington is passionate about oral health and complete patient satisfaction from the first visit through the completion of treatment. We offer first-rate dental care including cosmetic dentistry, 6-month smiles and Inman aligners.
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