Many adults experience anxiety when faced with the need for dental treatment. Whether it is the result of a difficult past experience, a fear of the loss of control, or a fear of the unknown, sedation dentistry may be the solution. Quite often though, Dr. Caroline's gentle techniques and calm demeanor are all that is needed to help you be more comfortable and relaxed at your dental appointment without medication.
For medically qualified patients, oral sedation medication can be given at the appointment which will relax you and eliminate anxiety. Many patients report being completely comfortable during the appointment, and since the medication given has an amnesic effect, they often remember little or none of their visit the next day. Sedation Dentistry is also beneficial for those patients who have a strong gag reflex, or wish to have numerous dental procedures done in one appointment. If you are interested in the possibility of oral sedation, please contact our office for more information.