Dentistry Redefined with Relaxing Sedation Dental Care

Do you often feel anxious at the thought of visiting the dentist? Going to the dentist may not be your favorite thing, but sedation dentistry in Fair Oaks, California, can change your perspective. Sedation dental care at Orcutt Family Dentistry calms the nerves of dental-phobic patients for a positive dental experience. 

If you are among the people who suffer from dental anxiety, sedation dentistry administered by Dr. Brian Orcutt and the team brings a sense of relief. This means your long battle with dental fear is finally over, and you can start enjoying dentistry once again.

Why do you have dental fear?

Do you always avoid your dentist until you have an apparent dental problem? Always having sleepless nights or sweaty palms before your dental appointment? You weren’t born that way—no one was born with dental anxiety. 

The following are the reasons why you have a fear of the dentist.

  • Fear of dental smells, sights, noises, etc.
  • Past traumatic experiences
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Embarrassment because of the state of your oral health
  • Loss of control
  • Viewing your mouth as a personal space, and no one else should have access

Dental-phobic patients always avoid or delay dental visits, leading to the neglect of routine dental care such as cleanings, exams, and other preventive treatments. Over time, dental avoidance results in problems such as cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. The result? These dental issues lead to more extensive and expensive restorative treatments.

How we help you conquer dental anxiety

While several sedation types exist, Dr. Orcutt offers oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a prescription pill an hour before your appointment. Pill-based sedation takes the edge off your anxiety and allows you to remain calm as the dentist works on you. 

Once the medication dissolves and enters your bloodstream, it replaces the nervous feeling with a calming effect. You'll be deeply relaxed but awake to respond to our instructions. You may doze off, but it only takes a slight nudge to awaken you. The objective of sedative pills is to calm your nerves and not to make you unconscious. 

Benefits of oral sedation

Pill-based sedation offers numerous benefits. It effectively combats your dental fear, allowing you to receive the necessary dental care. 

Other benefits include:

  • It's easy to administer
  • The sedation level can be altered to suit your needs
  • It creates retrograde amnesia, so you'll remember little about your treatment
  • It allows you to lose track of time, making lengthy procedures tolerable

Do you think you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry? Call (916) 963-9986 to set up a consultation with Orcutt Family Dentistry. Dr. Orcutt will listen to your concerns and help decide whether sedation dentistry suits your case.