Intravenous Sedation (“Twilight Sedation”)
Many people are perfectly comfortable with visiting the dentist for any procedure, no matter how complex. However, there are some patients who are so apprehensive about seeing a dentist that the mere thought of a dental appointment might send them into a panic.
While problems such as dental anxiety and dental phobias are very real, if they are keeping you from seeing our dentist, Dr. Rohini Singh, you are putting yourself at risk for serious oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth loss. A healthy smile is more important than you may realize since oral health problems can lead to cardiovascular and respiratory issues and can complicate the problems associated with diabetes.
At Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to make sure that you get the dental care you need and that you feel comfortable and at ease during your visit. To ensure your comfort and enhance your care, we offer the following information about forms of sedation dentistry in Killeen, Texas:
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?
People of all ages can have easier appointments through sedation dentistry. Young patients who may be fearful or anxious about their appointments or who may have trouble cooperating during their visit can have easier treatments. Elderly patients who may be fearful or anxious about their visit or concerned about the state of their oral health can relax while they see Dr. Singh. Special-needs patients may also be good candidates for sedation dentistry, and of course, anyone who feels nervous or frightened about visiting the dentist will find it easier to have their dental needs met.
Do I Need to Do Anything to Prepare?
If you deal with dental anxiety or a dental phobia, Dr. Singh and the team should know. Call our office before your visit to:
- Discuss your phobia, fear or source of anxiety
- The type of treatment you will be having
- The options for sedation dentistry
- What you should do before your appointment
- What you should plan for after your visit.
Do not let dental anxiety come between you and a healthy mouth! Call Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 254-200-1893 to learn more about your options for sedation dentistry and to schedule your appointment.