If you are among the countless people plagued with anxiety when it comes to dental treatment, sedation dentistry from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL is for you.
We understand that the anxiety brought on in some people by the mere thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair is very real. Some people go so far as to avoid the dentist altogether. The trouble with that, of course, is that they are putting their dental health at risk.
Though it may sound impossible, with sedation dentistry you can actually relax during dental visits.
We offer oral conscious sedation. This is a moderate form of sedation that involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before your appointment. It will put you in a deeply relaxed state. You’ll probably slur your words when you speak, but you’ll remain awake the entire time – just not very alert, and you probably won’t remember much of the procedure.
One very big caution: because the effects last for several hours, you’ll need to have someone drive you to and from our office.