If you have claustrophobia, you avoid enclosed spaces. If you have arachnophobia, you stay away from spiders. Fair enough! But if you fear the dentist you may be inclined to avoid checkups. At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark MO, we know this is a bad idea.
The connection between your dental health and overall health is by now well-established. Skipping regular checkups due to fear, or any other reason, puts your general health at risk, too.
Help Is Here
A solution that works is sedation dentistry. We offer three types: laughing gas, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
- Laughing Gas: Used in dentistry for light sedation for decades, nitrous oxide calms your nerves while leaving you mostly conscious.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: This involves taking a prescribed sedative an hour or so before your appointment. It won’t put you out, but it will make you very groggy.
- IV Sedation: As the name implies, a strong sedative is administered through a needle. It puts you in an even deeper state of relaxation.
With all of these sedation methods, you may need someone to escort you to and from the practice. Sedation dentistry from Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark MO has allowed countless patients to get the treatment they deserve. We serve satisfied patients in Lake of the Ozarks and Osage Beach, who also come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!