Many patients avoid scheduling their necessary dental procedures due to fear of the dentist. Fear of the dentist occurs when patients have previously had a bad experience in the dental chair at another dental practice. It can also occur due to the strange noises and unfamiliar equipment that are inside the dentist’s office. To combat dental anxiety, our practice offers sedation dentistry solutions. Dental sedation can be the perfect solution for patients who experience dental anxiety or fear when visiting our office. Dr. Kim and our team want anxious patients to feel welcome, respected, and relaxed during their time with us and we make every effort to learn about their concerns, previous experiences, and oral health needs.
Sedation Dentistry in Williamsport, PA
Dr. Kim, your local Williamsport, PA dentist, works with fearful patients on an individual basis to determine the best way to provide the dental care they need or treatment they desire in a compassionate manner. She will discuss your medical history, past dental care experiences, and personal concerns and goals. Dental sedation can often enable you to receive multiple treatments during one visit.
Loyalsock Dental offers two options for conscious sedation. This type of dental sedation allows you to remain alert and responsive during your procedure while feeling completely relaxed and stress-free. Most patients have little or no memory afterward.
- Oral sedation: Dr. Kim can prescribe a sedative taken by mouth, often with an at-home dose to ensure you are fully relaxed or your procedure. For this reason, patients will need to arrange for transportation to and from their appointment.
- Nitrous Oxide: called “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small cannula placed beneath the nose. This type of sedation takes effect and wears off almost immediately, allowing patients to drive themselves to and from their visit.
Regardless of which solution you choose, we will ensure that you have a safe and comfortable experience in our office. We strive to also help patients feel more comfortable by being available to answer questions regarding your dental care at any time. At any point before, during, or after your appointment if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of our team members. Everyone at our practice is passionate about providing high-quality, compassionate care to our Williamsport, PA community.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes, sedation dentistry is safe. Dr. Kim will ensure that whatever option you choose, it will only benefit you and allow you to obtain your necessary dental care comfortably. We will go over your medical and dental records, discuss any information you need to know about your chosen sedative option and ensure you are fully informed on what to expect before offering you a sedation dentistry solution.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety or fear, schedule a visit to learn more about our practice and see if dental sedation is right for your needs. Restoring your oral health will also benefit your overall quality of life.