So what is Sedation Dentistry Anyway?
Do you cringe at the thought of going to the dentist? Perhaps you had a traumatic experience and you decided going to the dentist was a thing of the past. Some dentists offer IV sedation to have those long and painful procedures done, but the consideration of the needle creates just as much anxiety as the procedure itself! Let me introduce to you oral sedation dentistry – a safe and pain-free choice that many of our patients take advantage of. You simply take a small pill that will place you into a peaceful rest during the procedure. Take a look at this list of personal characteristics to see if sedated dentistry is right for you:
- High fear and anxiety
- Numbing difficulties
- Traumatic dental experiences
- Complicated dental problems
- High gag reflex
- Time restrictions
- Tooth sensitivity
Does any of this sound familiar? Don’t put the dentist off any longer; oral sedation dentistry is your answer to correcting years of damage and decay. Because you are in a state of relaxation during the procedure, Dr. Hatcher is able to accomplish more work at once – saving you time and the hassle of multiple trips to the dentist. Take a look at what our patients are saying about conscious sedation dentistry in our testimonials below.
Sedation Dentistry Patient Testimonials
“My experience with Cedar Cliff Dental began three years ago when I had severe tooth pain, hadn’t been to a dentist in years, and was terrified of Novocain shots.
Not only were they able to schedule me in the next day, but they never made me feel guilty for neglecting my dental care and they never tried to get more money out of me. They helped me form a long term plan that would take care of the work I needed done, with what I could afford.
I only used the sedation method once and ever since, have not had any issues with Novocain shots, or coming in for my appointments. I definitely owe Dr. Hatcher and the staff a huge thanks for curing me of my reservations about going to the dentist! I would recommend Cedar Cliff Dental to anyone who is looking for a competent, friendly, no pressure experience!”
- Lindsay C – 2/14/12
“When I first came to Dr. Hatcher’s office, I hadn’t been to a dentist in nine years due to fear of anything connected with teeth/dentists. I had broken two teeth and couldn’t eat, so I had to get them fixed. I chose Dr. Hatcher because his ad mentioned “conscious sedation.” Everyone was very kind to me and did their best to ease my fears and nerves. I needed a lot of work done, root canal and crown, extraction, bone graft and implant, rootplaning, etc. I used conscious sedation for these procedures and it was wonderful. I wasn’t afraid, felt no pain, and hours flew by like minutes. A year after my first visit, I was able to have a small cavity filled without any sedation, so I’ve made a lot of progress! I no longer dread going to the dentist, and I can get my teeth cleaned regularly, too.”
- Dawn B – 7/26/10
“Felt very comfortable with the staff and liked the little touches like the blanket during the procedure. Would not have done the procedure without sedation, really liked having the option of sedation.”
- Kim B – 5/10/10