Relieve Fear and Anxiety with I.V. Sedation

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Taking care of your teeth and gums will have a positive impact on your entire body. When plaque builds up in the crevices of your mouth, it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. This dangerous substance can also be absorbed by the blood stream, threatening your cardiovascular health. Regular dental work and good hygiene are key to protecting your delicate teeth and gums. Through sedation dentistry, you can get on the road to healthy teeth without fear and anxiety. Keep reading to learn more:   

Typical Sedation Candidates 
The purpose of I.V. sedation is to keep patients in a state of deep relaxation during treatment. While this technique is common in root canals and wisdom teeth extractions, it can also be used for simple dental procedures. This is highly beneficial for patients who experience fear and anxiety when they go to the dentist. Other candidates include those with a strong gag reflex, or whose busy schedule necessitates a variety of procedures in one appointment.

Expected State of Relaxation 
Patients who are sedated during a procedure are highly relaxed, but still conscious. This allows them to respond to dentists’ requests throughout the treatment. Although patients remain awake during the sedation period, they often don’t remember the procedure once it is over. One of the advantages of I.V. sedation is that your dentist can monitor and adjust the dosage of the medication you receive. This ensures that you remain in a state of relaxation for the duration of your treatment.

Standard Recovery Period 
Shortly after the sedation wears off, you may feel slightly disoriented. The memory of the procedure will be blurry and difficult to remember. Your Oak Creek Dental Care dentist will require that you have a driver to and from your appointment. Also, do not drive for 24 hours as the medication will stay in your system that long. 

If fear and anxiety is hindering your oral health, Oak Creek Dental Care offers I.V. sedation to help you relax. We work hard to make sure your dental experience is positive; starting the moment you walk into our Columbus office. To schedule an appointment, call (614) 882-5525.

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Why Choose Us?

  • Over 25 Years of Dental Experience
  • Comfortable Care with a Non-Judgmental Approach
  • 5-Star Customer Service
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Free Consultations
  • Early Morning, Evening & Weekend Hours Available
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  • Thursday 7:00am -4:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am -3:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00am -1:00pm
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Oak Creek Dental Care
Columbus Dentist
Located at 6865 Oak Creek Drive
Columbus, OH 43229
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Phone: (614) 882-5525

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