At Dr. Carter Yokoyama, DDS in Kailua-Kona, we understand that not all patients feel comfortable at the dentist. Whether they have dental anxiety, a fear of the dentist or struggle to sit still during appointments, patients who have these problems can benefit from sedation dentistry. We use oral conscious sedation at our office which is just a simple pill you take before your appointment. The pill helps you feel completely relaxed during your entire appointment so you don’t have to worry. Explore the many benefits of sedation dentistry you can experience at our Kailua-Kona office!
If you usually spend your appointments sitting in fear and counting down the minutes until your procedures are over, you can benefit from sedation dentistry. When you take the sedation dentistry before your appointment, you will arrive at our office already feeling relaxed. During your procedures, you might even fall asleep. Since you aren’t interrupting your dentist every 5 minutes or so because you feel uncomfortable, your dentist can work faster and as a result, help you get out of the chair even faster. If you have multiple procedures that need to be completed, your dentist can complete them all at once, saving you from needing to return to our dental office. Instead of visiting us multiple times, you can have all of your work done in one visit while you feel relaxed.
No Pain During Procedures
The thing that makes patients the most scared of the dentist or causes their anxiety is the pain associated with dental appointments. With sedation dentistry, you won’t feel any pain during your procedures. We still use Novocain during your procedures but the sedation dentistry works well with it so that you don’t feel any pain. You won’t feel any anxiety about pain and you won’t feel any pain. What a way to make visiting the dentist more enjoyable.
You’re Still Conscious During Your Procedures
One of the top benefits of sedation dentistry is that you are still conscious during your procedures. If you need to talk to your dentist or answer questions, you don’t have to worry because you are still going to be conscious during your appointment. Now you don’t need to worry about not being able to respond to the dentist when they ask you a question.
Develop a Healthy Relationship with Your Dentist
Once you get used to experiencing the dentist under sedation dentistry, you will start developing a healthier relationship with your dentist. You will no longer feel anxiety before appointments or when you feel a dental problem coming on. You will remember that you can have sedation dentistry for your appointment to make you feel comfortable the entire time.
Experience the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry Yourself
Now that you know about some of the benefits of sedation dentistry, it’s time to experience a calmer and more relaxing dental appointment yourself. Give our Kailua-Kona dentist a call today or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.