Are you afraid of getting dental work done at the dental office? If so, look no further than Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL. Dr. Greer offers oral sedation, which is non intravenous, that will relax you, mind and body, so that you are not anxious during your visit. Oral sedation is becoming more and more popular among those who are afraid of needles because it doesn't require any! Oral sedation is effective and safe, and also only takes a few minutes to start working. Oral sedation is a conscious sedation, and will not put you to sleep, although it may make you drowsy.
If you are a patient that is given oral sedation, there are a few things you need to prepare for. The first, is that you need to have someone available to drive you to and from your dental appointment. The second thing you need to have in order is that you do not need to eat anything the morning of your appointment. Eating food might cause the sedation to take longer or even not work as effectively. Finally, you need to inform your dentist of any medications that you are currently taking, as well as your medical history. If you are not comfortable with oral sedation, another option offered at Sweet Water Dentistry is nitrous. This is inhalation sedation, which is administered through a facial mask, along with oxygen. This method is also referred to as "laughing gas." This option is not as effective at relieving anxiety as oral sedation, but it does give you a euphoric feeling and will help relax you.
If you are among the many that are afraid of the dentist, or you have any questions about sedation methods, please contact Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL today! We look forward to meeting you and seeing your smile in our office soon!
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