TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FEAR OF THE DENTIST
Many people experience intense fear and anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry in Tennessee with Dr. Foster Ferguson DDS MS & Dr. Hill Ferguson, DDS, can help alleviate these fears and enable those who normally avoid the dentist to get the dental care they so desperately need.
Perhaps you may have an unpleasant memory from your childhood of an unprofessional dental practitioner, or you may be somewhat embarrassed that you haven’t been keeping up with your regular dental check-ups. Experienced and compassionate sedation dentists like Dr. Foster Ferguson DDS MS & Dr. Hill Ferguson, DDS understand your concerns and can make your trip to the dentist office completely relaxing and fear-free with the use of sedation dentistry options like IV sedation and conscious sedation.
WHAT CAN SEDATION DENTIST DR. FOSTER FERGUSON DO TO HELP YOUR DENTAL ANXIETY?
Tennessee dentists, Dr. Foster Ferguson DDS MS & Dr. Hill Ferguson, DDS, provides sedation dentistry, a remarkable treatment that can make your dental anxiety disappear. Sedation dentistry helps you get the beautiful smile you dream of in a calm, dental anxiety-free environment tailored just for you to ease your discomfort with dental procedures.
With sedation dentistry, you can put dental anxiety behind you. For mild cases of anxiety related to dental care, Dr. Foster Ferguson & Dr. Hill Ferguson offers laughing gas, which you inhale through a mask. This form of sedation dentistry enables you to drive home after the procedure. For more severe cases of anxiety, a mild oral sedative can be used. These do not make you fall asleep, but may give you a complete sense of relaxation during your visit with Dr. Foster, Dr. Hill and our friendly, well-trained staff serving the Nashville and surrounding communities.
Once the effects of the sedation dentistry treatment wears off, many of our patients have told us they have no recollection of the dental procedure. Our patients who do remember some of their procedure have reported that they do not recall any of the dental anxiety they’ve experienced in the past. Several of our patients have even said they not only experienced zero fear of the dentist, they actually enjoyed their time here with us. Another advantage of sedation dentistry is that you can schedule and receive several different procedures at the same time, saving you time. Less visits to the dentist and you still get to walk out with a fabulous smile!
Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?
Many dentists administer dental sedation, but only 1% receive extensive sedation training. All of the dentists at Creative Dentistry have undergone this training and are highly qualified to provide safe sedation dentistry.
Dr. Foster and Dr. Hill's plus their team are passionate about giving you a dental experience that you enjoy. Dental sedation can comfort you and put your mind at ease regarding dental appointments and procedures.
Laughing / Nitrous Oxide Gas
Laughing gas is another convenient form of conscious sedation. When patients choose laughing gas they won’t have to remember to take a pill before their appointment.
With sedation dentistry, a breathing mask will be placed over your nose. The gas is mixed with oxygen. As you breathe laughing gas in and out, you will slowly relax.
laughing gas will allow you to be anxiety-free during your procedure. Once your dentist removes your laughing gas mask, the effects will quickly wear off so you are able to drive home.
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Conscious sedation involves a medication that is taken 1 hour before your visit. This dental sedation medication will quiet your mind and reduce your stress before and during your procedure.
Patients feel confident when they choose oral conscious sedation. They usually drift in and out of sleep and are able to wake up in order to respond to their doctor’s questions and commands. At the same time, they feel completely worry-free.
Our conscious sedation medication has almost no side effects. It is also unlikely that the medication we use will interact poorly with any other medications you are currently taking. You will need to have a driver to bring you to and from your appointment.
IM and IV Conscious Sedation
For patients who want to be completely asleep during their dental procedures we also offer IV sedation administered by a board certified Anesthesiologist. Here you will be sleeping during the entire procedure and wake feeling rested and relaxed.
With the advanced technology at Creative Dentistry, you won’t have any concerns about dental sedation. During your sedated procedure, we will carefully watch your heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels. Thanks to our computer technology, we will instantly know if your body needs more or less dental sedation.
Thousands of patients have used dental sedation to improve their dental visits. If you’re interested in the comfort that sedation dentistry can provide, call us today at Creative Dentistry.