Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry has been practicing for over a century. different medications has been used to reduce the anxiety in dental offices. If you suffer from anxiety associated with going to the dentist you are not alone. Odontophobia, or the fear of going to the dentist, is shared among about half of all Americans. In fact, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), a professional dental organization dedicated to ensuring that patients receive comfortable and safe, anxiety-free dental care, estimate nearly 30 percent of the population completely avoid the dentist due to fear. Fortunately compassionate dental practices such as ADVANCED PERIODONTAL PROFESSIONALS have started to pay attention to people who need a little extra help feeling comfortable sitting in a dentist's chair and having their teeth worked on. We believe that everyone deserves healthy teeth and dental anxiety should not cause people to avoid getting the treatment they need. Dental anxiety can interfere with the maintenance of oral health. To help patients cope with this fear, ADVANCED PERIODONTAL PROFESSIONALS practices oral sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a process used to create a relaxed, calm state through the use of sedatives. Dr. malboubi is a licensed sedation dentist and will administer medication that allows patients to have a minimally depressed level of consciousness. Administration under such an experienced sedation dentist makes this process both safe and effective in getting patients through their visit. Sedation dentistry, unlike general anesthesia, does not leave you completely asleep. Patients still breathe independently and they can still respond to verbal commands.