How We Utilize Sedation to Alleviate Patient Anxiety

Oral surgery is sometimes necessary for dental health. When a problem arises that requires surgery, it can make some patients feel uneasy and even anxious. Dental anxiety is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people of all ages. For some it can be severe enough to prevent them from getting the dental care they need. 

The good news is that there are options for patients who feel anxious about dental procedures. Sedation can help you feel more relaxed and in some cases not even remember the procedure afterwards. Here’s how we utilize sedation to alleviate patient anxiety

What is Sedation?

Sedation is the use of medically induced relaxation techniques during dental or medical procedures. Various forms of medication are used and administered in a variety of ways to help patients feel relaxed and calm. 

Types of Sedation 

The main types of sedation used in dentistry and oral surgery include: 

How Does Sedation Alleviate Anxiety in Patients?

Dental anxiety stems from a wide variety of concerns and fears. Some patients may be afraid of needles, while others are afraid of the sound of the dental tools. In some cases it's the idea of being put to sleep that causes anxiety and in others it is fear of pain. We welcome you to discuss your worries and fears with us so that we can create a plan that will help you get the dental care you need with the least amount of anxiety and stress. 

In our experience using sedation, we have seen patients make a total transformation from fearful and anxious to calm and relaxed. Some patients have such a positive experience with sedation that their dental anxiety is completely gone after a single procedure. 

Fullerton Oral Surgery Provides Sedation 

If you’re in need of an oral surgery that makes you feel anxious, Fullerton Oral Surgery is here to help. We provide a range of sedation options to help alleviate patient anxiety, allowing you to get the procedure you need without fear and stress. Our compassionate care and judgment-free understanding will put you at ease and help you feel as comfortable as possible. 

To learn more, call 714-525-1178 or contact us today to schedule a consultation.