Sedation Dentistry Lexington, KY

Do you feel anxious about receiving dental care? Are you avoiding the dentist because of fear or a previous bad experience at the dentist? At our Lexington dental office, we care about each and every one of our patients on an individual basis. We encourage patients with dental fear to come visit our comfortable Lexington, KY, dental office and elect to use sedation dentistry.

Dental care can be relaxing and pain-free with sedation. Dental sedation enables you to receive the care that you need or desire without stress and anxiety. We can incorporate dental sedation into your treatment to create the opportunity to complete more than one procedure during your visit. If you experience dental anxiety or need an invasive procedure, discuss your concerns with Dr. Chambers. Learn more about dental sedation options and benefits for your dental care needs at Complete Dentistry for All Ages.

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Types of Dental Sedation at Complete Dentistry for All Ages

Dr. Chambers offers a full range of options for conscious sedation. The first step is to discuss your needs and your medical history so that your care is safe and effective. All types of conscious sedation will allow you to be in control of natural bodily functions while unaware of any treatment you are receiving. The type of sedation you get will depend on your medical condition, the complexity of the procedure, and your personal preferences. We will discuss the options before your treatment so you know what to expect before coming to the office.

Oral sedation: If our dentist prescribes an oral sedative, there may be an at-home dose to begin the relaxation process. Oral sedatives will require an escort to and from your office visit.

Nitrous Oxide: An inhalation sedation, you will inhale nitrous oxide gas through a tiny cannula that your dentist will place beneath your nostrils. Nitrous Oxide takes effect quickly and wears off almost as soon as we remove the cannula. For your safety, please have a reliable ride home after your treatment.

IV Sedation: Dr. Chambers is one of a few area dentists that has the training and certification to safely provide IV sedation. This type of sedation will have the deepest effect and will take up to 24 hours to completely wear off. You should refrain from driving for the remainder of the day. Please have a reliable ride home after your treatment.

More Ways To Help Manage Your Dental Fear

Dealing with dental fears can be very tricky for most patients. We understand that some patients with dental fear rarely get the dental care they need, so we work closely with them to help them feel comfortable while they are receiving their treatments. It’s easy to tell patients that they shouldn’t let dental fear get in the way of visiting their dentist, but sometimes it’s not that simple. Here are a few tips that you can follow to help keep you relaxed and comfortable for your visit to our Lexington dental office.

  1. Practice breathing and relaxation techniques. Finding ways to incorporate breathing techniques to help relax your body can help alleviate some dental fear you may experience.
  2. Find ways to distract yourself. Try listening to music or watching your favorite show while receiving your dental treatment. Finding ways to distract yourself while receiving your treatment can help keep your mind off of your dental anxiety.
  3. Discuss your dental fear and dental anxiety with Dr. Chambers. Letting a trusted dentist know about your dental fear can help them better assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan.
  4. Ask Dr. Freano and Dr. Chambers about sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a great way to help patients with dental fear relax during their treatment. Dr. Chambers will ask about your medical history to find the right form of sedation for you.

Dental Sedation is The Solution for Anxious Patients

If you would like to explore your sedation options with Dr. Chambers, schedule a visit in our Lexington dental office. We welcome new patients and work with you to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile in a stress-free, compassionate environment.