Tips for Choosing a Sedation Dentist

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Does the idea of going to the dentist make you nervous? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience anxiety at the dentist’s office either because of a negative experience in the past or preconceived notions about what their care might entail. Dentists understand the uneasiness that some patients might have about their dental care, which is why many offices offer sedation techniques to provide peace of mind. When deciding on a sedation dentist, be sure to look for the following characteristics:

Expertise with Sedation Practices
Intravenous sedation is a common practice that dentists use to relax their patients. Given that I.V. sedation requires a minimally invasive procedure and precise administration, only a qualified dentist should provide it. Talk to your dentist about his expertise with I.V. sedation. If he lacks the experience you want in giving this type of sedation, you may want to seek treatment from another doctor with the appropriate qualifications.

Friendly Demeanor
No matter how well I.V. sedation can put your body and mind at ease, it should not substitute for a kind and gentle dentist. Especially when you come to your appointment with some trepidation, it’s essential that your dentist be considerate of your feelings to make your experience a positive one. If you do not receive the support and attentiveness that you need, find the services of another dentist.

Ability to Address Dental Concerns
Aside from his capacity to safely and effectively administer sedation practices, make sure that your dentist can attend to your current and future dental issues. Consider asking about his expertise regarding cosmetic and emergency dentistry services in addition to his general dentistry abilities. If he has the range of experience that you require, you can rest assured that each visit to the dentist will exceed your expectations.

The dentists at Oak Creek Dental Care strive to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible. Along with our extensive array of services, we are happy to offer I.V. sedation for complete peace of mind. Call our Columbus office at (614) 882-5525 to learn more about how we can make your visit work for you.

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