So many people deal with anxiety related to dental visits that an entirely new form of dentistry has emerged to help these people get the oral health care they need while avoiding the usual anxiety. It’s called sedation dentistry, and our team here at Tatum & Cox in Opelika, Alabama is proud to offer it.
What is it?
Sedation dentistry is a straightforward procedure that involves the use of four different sedatives to help calm you down during your visit with Dr. Crawford A. Tatum Jr.. The sedatives range in power from simple nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to general anesthesia, and they’re administered depending on the level of your anxiety and the procedures you’ll be undergoing. For example, you likely won’t need general anesthesia if you’re only going in for a cleaning.
Is it safe?
The American Dental Association has recognized the practice of sedation dentistry not only as safe, but incredibly beneficial to your oral health, as well. For those of you who haven’t visited the dentist in years due to anxiety, sedation dentistry finally offers a way for you to get the oral health care you need without the stress you’ve experienced in the past.
Don’t put off your dental care any longer. Call us today at 334-745-6393 to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment.