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The benefits of oral sedation from your Longview dentist

A dental appointment can result in a variety of emotions. Patients who are getting porcelain veneers or having their teeth whitened are likely to be excited, other patients who are receiving a routine cleaning and exam may be nervous wondering if a cavity or gum disease will be detected. Unfortunately, for some patients a prospective trip to the dentist brings about fear. It is estimated five percent of adults suffer from a paranoia that prevents them from seeking any kind of dental care. Many other patients suffer from varying degrees of dental phobia that often results in them skipping appointments for preventive care and only seeing the dentist when they have a serious dental issue that they can no longer ignore.

Every patient is different, and they all have individual triggers. What makes oral sedation a good option is a small pill that is taken about an hour prior to your appointment with Dr. Karen Frazer Rea or Dr. F. Dee Rea. By the time you arrive at the dental office, it is already beginning to take effect, helping to keep you calm no matter whether your phobia is triggered by sights, sounds, or smells. You will already be experiencing the benefits of sedation when you walk in the door. Because it is taken prior to your appointment, you will need to arrange transportation to the dentist and back home after your appointment, as you will not be able to drive.

The benefits of oral sedation
The most common use for sedation is to reduce patients' anxieties, allowing them to get the necessary preventive and restorative dental care that they need.

Another common use for sedation is when a patient needs extensive dental work. These appointments can result in fatigue because of the long periods patients must keep their mouths open. When sedation is used, it relaxes the muscles, preventing the fatigue. This also makes it possible for patients to have more dental work done during one appointment, saving time and trips to the dentist.

If you want to say good-bye to dental fear and anxieties, call us today at 903.753.3531 and schedule an appointment. Dr. Karen Frazer Rea and Dr. F. Dee Rea also offer Nitrous Oxide and IV Sedation at their Longview office so they can help you determine what the best sedation is for your needs.
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