OVERCOMING DENTAL FEARS
Over ninety million people in the U.S. don’t see a dentist because of fear. Dental fear is a hidden phobia — the monster in the closet that no one wants to talk about. Many people are embarrassed to admit their fears and many more are afraid to confront them. There is a simple solution. Sedation dentistry offered at Timothy A. Hess DDS allows patients to address all of their dental problems in a relaxing anxiety-free environment.
Conscious sedation makes it easy to get a tremendous amount of dentistry done in one visit. Hours seem like minutes and there is less post-operative pain. The medications that are used have amnestic properties as well, which means that many patients remember little or nothing about their dental treatment.
The sedation process is actually very simple, predictable, and safe! After a careful review of your medical history we will choose the appropriate method and medications to allow for your comfortable treatment. If needed, a companion should escort you on the day of your appointment. Sedation dentistry will be applied before procedures are performed. Once your visit is complete the sedation should begin to wear off quickly. However, if the doctor requested you bring a companion, they will take you home and stay with you until you’re fully recovered. Whether you require a single filling or are looking to have your entire smile restored, our sedations options can help you achieve optimum dental health in the most comfortable way possible.