Are you confident about scheduling dental appointments, or do you avoid them like the plague because of your dental anxiety?
Millions of people face anxiety about dental visits and miss out on oral health care as a result. But new information about the connection between oral health and overall well-being tells us maintaining a healthy smile is crucial.
For this reason, Dr. Lucio Kim offers sedation dentistry at his Glendale, CA dental office for our nervous patients.
Your Dentist Understands Your Anxiety
If you haven’t been to a dental office recently, you may be surprised to know that dentists today take a proactive approach to the problem of dental anxiety. They know they can’t help you if you’re too nervous even to make a dental appointment. And untreated oral health problems impact your appearance, confidence, and quality of life.
How Sedation Dentistry Helps
Sedation dentistry helps millions of anxious patients get necessary dental care. Your Glendale dentist offers two options for helping you relax: oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. Here’s how these methods can help you:
- Oral conscious sedation is exactly that; you take a calming medication by mouth, and you will remain awake but feel very sleepy and relaxed.
- IV or intravenous sedation involves administering the drugs directly into your bloodstream. Effects are immediate, and you may fall asleep briefly, but you will wake up quickly and respond to verbal cues from your dental team.
Since oral conscious and IV sedation both have lingering after-effects, you will need a friend or relative to drive you safely to and from your dental appointment.
Say Goodbye to Dental Anxiety
Does dental anxiety keep you from missing out on essential oral health care? If so, you won’t believe how confident you'll feel when you can comfortably receive the high-quality dental care you want and deserve.
Dr. Lucio H. Kim has the training necessary to offer safe oral and IV sedation dentistry to his Glendale, CA dental patients. If you're ready to say goodbye to dental anxiety and hello to a healthier smile, call us today to schedule a dental appointment to learn more.