Do you absolutely HATE to go to the dentist due to dental anxiety or fear? Are you one of the millions of people that realizes just how important regular dental check ups are?
Dental health can have a huge impact on the overall quality of life and wellbeing. This is why it is so important to maintain good oral health and to visit your dentist in Marietta GA regularly. You deserve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Dr. Michael Mulkey offers sedation dentistry in West Hampton, GA. We empower patients with dental anxiety to feel confident during their dental treatments. We are a judgement-free dentist office. One of our primary goals is to keep you as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
In many cases, patients can receive multiple treatments in one single visit, while they are completely relaxed and under conscious sedation. We make every effort to help you feel at home. Our amenities include pillows, warm blankets, and headphones for listening to your choice of music or tv show.
Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a fantastic solution for anyone that suffers from anxiety about going to the dentist. Anyone can benefit from conscious dental sedation options. These options are great for patients that feel anxious from certain dental tools or noises.
Sedation dentistry can also alleviate the fear of pain. We often administer conscious sedation options to patients that have been neglecting critical dental care for years due to fear of the dentist.
Another great reason for dental sedation is if you need to receive multiple treatments at once. We can create a custom dental treatment plan that addresses multiple concerns in a timely manner to take full advantage of oral sedation.
Sedation dentistry is also appropriate for anyone that suffers from the following dental anxieties:
- A fear of needles
- Doesn’t like the sound of drills
- Had a bad experience with dentists previously
- Has trouble getting numb
- A fear of pain or discomfort
- Has sensitive teeth
- Suffers from acute or chronic soreness of the jaw
Oral Conscious Sedation in Marietta GA
Oral conscious sedation allows patients to be in control of all body functions while feeling completely relaxed during treatment. Dr. Mulkey will discuss your medical history and what to expect with the use of oral sedation prior to your treatment. We will determine if this will be effective for your unique needs. This option is administered in pill form ahead of time.
You will be given a pill to take prior to your dental procedure. Since it is taken before your appointment, you will need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment. This form of sedation can take some time to wear off completely. The majority of patients have no memory of their procedure afterwards.
Dental Sedation FAQs
Is dental sedation the only way to treat dental anxiety?
No. There are many ways you can combat dental anxiety before going to the dentist. You can bring your favorite music to listen to, bring a good friend to offer you support, seek medical assistance and more. Give our office a call for more ideas that can help you get the dental treatment you deserve.
Can dental sedation permanently solve my anxiety issues?
No, dental sedation is just one step you can take to alleviate your dental anxiety. It is not the complete solution, but more like a bandage that helps while at the dentist.
Can anyone get dental sedation options?
Yes, anyone who wants to feel more relaxed and calm at the dentist can elect to receive dental sedation. In many situations, patients can receive multiple procedures during one visit while under oral conscious sedation.
Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?
General anesthesia may be covered by your insurance plan as it may be a medical necessity. Although, always make sure to talk to your insurance plan provider to confirm coverage, and get pre-approval if possible. You can also give us a call for more specific information relating to your specific policy provider.
What should I do before dental sedation?
Prior to your appointment, we recommend that you do not eat for at least six hours. This is to ensure the sedative is able to take full effect. We also recommend refraining from drinking water for 2 hours before your appointment.
How long does dental sedation take to wear off?
Depending on the type of sedation, it may take anywhere from two to eight hours for the effects of sedation to wear off. Prior to your procedure, your dentist will give you information on the type of sedation options he can provide, and what the specific side effects are.
Schedule a Dental Sedation Consultation
If you have questions about oral conscious sedation, contact our office or discuss your concerns. Request a worry-free dental consultation with Dr. Mulkey. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at 770-425-4001 today.