Sedation dentist in Wake Forest offers oral conscious sedation
Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans. The fear of visiting the dentist can be enough to keep patients from getting the dental care they need to enjoy the benefits of better oral health and wellness. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Patients with overwhelming fears of the dentist can now get into the practice and get necessary dental work done with Dr. Edmond Suh and oral conscious sedation.
Dr. Edmond Suh is a Wake Forest area dentist who provides patients with oral conscious sedation which allows individuals the ability to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile without the fears associated with the dentist. Oral conscious sedation works differently than nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered through a face mask into the nose and mouth and can dramatically calm a patient within minutes. However, patients are very aware of what is going on around them and may still be experiencing anxieties depending on how much is administered. Instead, oral conscious sedation works by sedating patients to the point where they awaken from rest after their appointment and have little to no memories of their dental visit. This works great for patients with more moderate to severe dental anxieties that cannot be controlled with nitrous oxide sedation.
Oral conscious sedation uses a prescription medication that patients take a few hours before their dental appointment. Dr. Edmond Suh recommends patients arrange transportation with a friend or family member who can get them safely to and from their appointment as patients are not advised to drive while under the influence of this medication. Patients arrive at the appointment coherent, able to follow instructions and answer questions. However, after their appointment, they return home and rest, after which they awaken with a brand new beautiful smile with their dental work complete!
If you live in the Wake Forest area or the surrounding community and are interested in learning about oral conscious sedation methods, contact Dr. Edmond Suh today to book an appointment and consult with his team regarding ways of obtaining dental care without the discomfort and pain often associated with it.