There comes a time in everyone’s life when they have to deal with the reality that is wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the molars that come in at the back ends of your arch of teeth. Unfortunately, most patients do not have the necessary room in their jaw for their wisdom teeth to comfortably fit, and this causes them to become impacted. To fix this, surgery is required, which we understand can be a very stressful situation for some patients. In fact, dental anxiety can actually prevent patients from going through with their wisdom tooth extraction, which can lead to more complicated issues. Luckily, we have discovered the cure for this anxiety and, today, Dr. Goehring is blogging from Austin, TX to talk about how sedation dentistry can help our wisdom tooth removal patients with anxiety finally get the care they need.
Defeat Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry
The main type of sedation dentistry we perform here at Goehring Dental is called oral conscious sedation. For this method of sedation, you are administered a pill that you will take about an hour before you even get to our office. This will put you in a relaxed state long before you even begin your procedure. Once you arrive for your wisdom tooth extraction, Dr. Goehring will examine your level of sedation to see if you may need another pill administered before moving forward with your procedure. Oral conscious sedation is also very safe. In fact, the doctor will carefully watch your oxygen levels and heart rate for the duration of your procedure, ensuring that you are completely safe the entire time.
By using sedation dentistry before your wisdom tooth removal procedure, you will be in a state where you are able to move forward with the treatment. A local anesthetic is required before the procedure can begin, which can bring its own stress for the patient. By being sedated before you even arrive at our office, you will experience no stress when faced with the prospect of receiving your local anesthetic. Generally, sedation dentistry can help to make the wisdom tooth removal process go much smoother, and give you an overall better experience.
Call and Schedule a Consultation at Goehring Dental
If dental anxiety is preventing you from having your wisdom teeth removed, sedation dentistry may be the solution to your problems that you’ve been looking for. Sedation can put you into a calm, relaxed state where you are open to receiving your wisdom tooth extraction surgery. If you would like to find out if you qualify for wisdom tooth removal in conjunction with sedation dentistry, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Goehring today. We look forward to working with you soon!