Sedation Dentistry: A Stress-Free Way to Visit the Dentist

Do you find that you are constantly putting off or outright avoiding necessary trips to the dentist? You are not alone. Fear and anxiety associated with trips to the dentist are quite common. Some patients have dental anxiety or mouth phobias that can keep them from getting their routine cleanings and examinations, while others may want to feel at ease during visits when they may be spending extensive time in the dental chair, such as appointments for smile restoration and full mouth reconstruction.

At Kennebec Dental Excellence in Waterville, Maine, Dr. Jeff Bue and Dr. Skye Kim want you to feel relaxed and comfortable at your appointment. We are pleased to offer sedation dentistry that allows patients to feel at ease and have a positive experience in the dentist’s chair.

The Consequences of Missed Dental Appointments

Dentists like Drs. Bue and Kim know that patients will often avoid trips to the dentist if they are fearful or experience anxiety about an upcoming visit. When this happens, there can be severe oral health consequences. If regular cleanings are missed, built-up plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach areas can lead to dental decay or gum disease. An essential part of a cleaning is the oral examination that is performed. This allows for the early detection of developing oral diseases, including cancer. Early detection is paramount to successful intervention. This makes it incredibly detrimental to miss out on these visits. This is one scenario where sedation dentistry can help. When patients know they will be relaxed, they are less likely to miss these (and other) appointments.

What is sedation dentistry, and how does it work?

Sedation dentistry is best described as a means of relaxing the patient through options like oral conscious sedation. Oral sedation is a prescription medication prescribed to the patient that is taken before their dental appointment. This allows the doctors to perform treatment while the patient feels relaxed and rested. Patients must arrange transportation to and from the appointment and are welcome to talk to our team about what to expect on the day of their visit.

Contact us to learn more, or schedule an appointment online!

It’s time to take care of your oral health. Give us a call today to discuss this reliable solution with our doctors. Our team does not judge individuals who have dental anxiety; instead, we are here to help!

If you reside in Winslow, ME, and want to speak to our team at Kennebec Dental Excellence about dental sedation, call (207) 810-5088 to request a visit. Our facility is located at 464 Benton Avenue and serves patients in Winslow, Augusta, Belfast, Bangor, Portland, Gardiner, and Waterville.