Feeling Anxious About the Dentist?
There are a number of reasons we offer sedation dentistry to our patients. Usually, Dr. Houenou provides sedatives to patients who have:
- Dental anxiety or phobias
- Previous negative dental experiences
- A bad gag reflex
- Sensitive oral nerves
- Fear of dental tools
Whether you need to complete extensive dental work or just need help relaxing, Dr. Houenou can provide you with dental sedation to make your visit easy and stress-free. We recognize your worries and understand, which is why we want to help.
Help Put Your Mind at Ease
At Optima Dental, it’s our goal to provide a more calm and inviting environment for our patients in Lawrenceville and surrounding areas.
In preparation for your appointment, you will need to have someone drive you to our office. Once you arrive, we invite you to relax in a warm, quiet room under a cozy blanket, and turn on a peaceful movie for you to feel comfortable and ready for your procedure.
Your comfort is our priority, which is why our team will go the extra mile to ensure you’re feeling calm and ready before starting your procedure. We may offer oral medication or IV sedation to ensure your entire visit goes smoothly, with little to no discomfort or anxiety.
How You’ll Benefit From Sedation
Sedation dentistry is a completely safe way to relieve any symptoms of stress or anxiety. Depending on the type of sedation, the effects can range from just helping you relax, to allowing you to go through a procedure with little to no memory of the treatment.
Some of the other benefits of sedation dentistry include:
- Completing a complicated procedure in a single appointment
- Reducing stress and discomfort
- Reducing pain and memory of procedures
- Helping patients feel comfortable and confident
Safe Sedation Methods by Dr. Houenou
During your dental procedure, our dental team will closely monitor you to ensure you’re safe and your sedation levels are controlled. Dr. Houenou will carefully administer one of two types of sedation we offer at Optima Dental. Here’s what you can expect from our two options– IV sedation and oral conscious sedation.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is the safest, most effective way to deliver sedation dentistry and allows us to complete complex dental work in as little as one appointment. The process is simple and convenient. About an hour before your appointment, you’ll take an oral medication that’ll help put you in a tranquil state right in time for your procedure.
Once you arrive, we’ll take you to a quiet room where an IV is administered. This will help you enter a deeper state of relaxation. Dr. Houenou controls the level of sedation through the IV. When you wake up, you’ll have little to no memory of the entire procedure.
Oral Conscious Sedation
We also use oral conscious sedation to help calm patients’ nerves before undergoing a procedure. Upon arriving at the office, you are given a pill. Our staff will help you get comfortable while it takes effect. Many patients may lightly fall asleep and don’t always remember the procedure after taking an oral sedative.
Feel Relaxed With Our Team at Optima Dental
We understand that dental anxiety is real, and Dr. Houenou wants to make sure each patient has the best experience possible. Regardless of the dental work you need, our Lawrenceville team wants you to enjoy a stress-free visit.
Contact our office by giving us a call at (770) 450-6397 or by filling out a contact form located below. A friendly member of our staff can explain your dental sedation options and help schedule an appointment with Dr. Houenou. Don’t let dental anxiety get in the way, start taking control of your life today.