Lots of people are scared of the dentist! If you postpone dental visits because of fear, anxiety, stress, or physical discomfort in the dental chair, Memphis sedation dentist Dr. Miles Moore would like you to consider conscious oral sedation. This safe and effective sedation option involves administering a mild oral sedative in combination with nitrous oxide.
Under oral conscious sedation, patients feel relaxed and peaceful. We’ve seen patients who’ve been putting off major dental work for years finally achieve the smiles they’ve been suffering without thanks to the help of oral conscious sedation.
Why choose oral conscious sedation with Dr. Moore?
Dr. Moore earned his conscious oral sedation certification through through DOCS, the Dental Organization for Oral Conscious Sedation. This respected institute is well known for training dentists in all aspects of conscious sedation. Here Dr. Moore learned how to perform oral conscious sedation at our Memphis dental office in a way that’s very safe and provides patients with the tools they need to overcome dental fear and anxiety.
How does oral conscious sedation work?
At or before your appointment, you'll swallow a small pill, then, after the sedative begins to work, we'll help you get comfortable in the dental chair. An assistant will be by your side to give you a blanket, answer your questions, and monitor your comfort throughout your procedure. Dr. Moore will administer nitrous oxide to enhance the effects of the sedation.
He can perform hours of dental work while you rest comfortably. You will remain conscious – you don’t actually go to sleep. However, sometimes patients report that they can’t remember a thing about the procedure performed in conjunction with oral conscious sedation. Now that’s relaxation!
You will need a friend or family member to drive you home from the appointment. The rest of the day, plan to relax. When you wake the next morning, the sedative will have subsided, and you'll enjoy the benefits of a stronger, healthier, more beautiful smile.
How does oral conscious sedation help you?
We don’t want you to avoid seeking the dental treatment you need because of fear and anxiety. That’s why we offer oral conscious sedation at Memphis Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Without dental care, your smile will suffer, and we understand that so many smiles are neglected because of fear of the dentist. With oral conscious sedation, you can step fearlessly into our office and finally receive dental care you’ve been putting off, possibly for years or even your entire life.
Oral conscious sedation isn’t just for people who suffer with severe anxiety. Anyone can benefit from the relaxation, so if experiencing more comfortable dentistry sounds like it’s right for you, contact Memphis Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry and let Dr. Moore set your mind at ease with sedation dentistry. You can also check out our blog on the topic: How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
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