A fear of flying can keep you from traveling around the world on an airplane. A fear of heights may keep you from standing on top of the Eiffel Tower. Fear can plague your life. Dental fear is another common fear. It leads as one of the main reasons people avoid dental care ranging from oral health examinations and teeth cleanings to much-needed procedures. Millions of Americans fear visiting the dental office. Fortunately, it does not need to keep Dr. Clint Bruyere’s patients from the dental chair. Dr. Bruyere and our team provide sedation dentistry at our Longview office that can ensure treatment that is pain free.
Patients also can rest assured they are in the gentle hands of an award-winning dentist with about 30 years of dental experience. Dr. Bruyere provides oral conscious sedation to take the edge off during dental treatment. Oral sedation is sedatives in pill form and can provide mild to moderate relaxation depending on the dose prescribed. With moderate sedation, you are awake and conscious but may feel groggy. We recommend coordinating transportation to and from your appointment and getting plenty of rest after arriving home.
Do you want to explore this method for easing anxiety during dental treatment? If you do, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bruyere. He can discuss with you the types of sedatives he provides as well as their effects. He will recommend you take the sedative before the procedure.
From dental examinations and routine teeth cleanings to procedures for dental implants, sedatives can provide peace of mind during dental treatment. Sedatives can be coupled with local anesthetic to ensure the utmost comfort.
There are several benefits of sedation dentistry. When patients opt for sedation, dentists can perform complex procedures in fewer visits. Patients also are more likely to maintain healthy oral habits when they visit the dentist biannually. Patients with gag reflexes may also benefit from sedation.
To learn more about how we can help take the edge off dental anxiety, call our friendly and knowledgeable team at (903) 708-6116 to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Bruyere.