There are a few different reasons why Dr. Lichter may recommend sedation dentistry for your dental procedure. We want you to know that Dr. Lichter is committed to helping you feel relaxed when you visit his office. Sedation dentistry is often a great solution for helping our patients feel more comfortable.
Dental anxiety, for instance, is a real, psychological condition, where the patient experiences a significant degree of fear associated with general dental visits and procedures. This heightened stress level can often be addressed through sedation dentistry.
Dr. Lichter is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. When necessary, he offers oral, conscious sedation to help patients feel more at ease during dental visits. This simple method of sedation merely requires that the patient take a pill about one hour before the appointment.
The medication might make you feel a bit drowsy, so you should have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment, just to be safe.
Oral, conscious sedation is a dental sedative, which means it will permit you to remain awake throughout your treatment, so you can be responsive and alert.
If you have questions about sedation dentistry, our caring staff will be happy to answer your questions. Feel free to call us at 619.422.5317 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!