Do you suffer from:
- High Dental anxiety and fear?
- A severe gag reflex?
- Time constraints – those who need to get more dentistry done in fewer visits?
- Chronic or acute jaw soreness?
- Physical limitations such as back and neck problems?
- Difficulty getting numb?
- A reluctance to previously complete treatment plans?
- Extensive treatment needs?
- A desire to have dentistry done while you are fully relaxed?
Have you considered Sedation Dentistry?
All too frequently, a planned visit to the dentist is considered with a degree of dread and hesitation. This is referred to as dental anxiety. Dr. Zeik, understands the fear some people feel in the dentist chair and he takes special care to assist these patients to achieve their most beautiful, natural and youthful appearance. Through the use of Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Zeik is able to offer patients an anxiety free experience dental experience as the patient is in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. It also means something more: a comfortable experience – often with no recollection of the time passed. As a trained dentist, Dr. Zeik can provide sedation dentistry whether for a small or a larger procedure be it cosmetic or restorative.
Levels of Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a very light form of sedation that is administered by inhalation. It takes effect rather quickly and wears off just a quickly. It may be sufficient for some people, but not for the vast majority of fearful patients. It is best used for short visits when minor procedures are completed.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Conscious Sedation is for patients who need more than just a nitrous oxide to be comfortably sedated. It works quite well for busy people who want everything done as quickly as possible. It is administered with oral medications, and taken an hour before the appointment. Most patients are relaxed before their treatment begins.
Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method may be right for you.