Many Americans avoid going to the dentist because frankly, it can be uncomfortable with the idea of having pain or the sensation of a drill on our teeth. Some have even had traumatic experiences as children. Others suffered uncomfortably as adults. However, for many it’s a simple matter of finding the time to visit the dentist.
Unfortunately, far too many people simply stopped seeking routine dental care because they were scared to go. Even when they started to experience the warning signs of pain in their mouths or gums they still resisted going to see the dentist, even with their health at risk.
If this sounds like you, Smile Secrets wants to help you. Whether you’ve continued to postpone a simple dental checkup or restorative dental care, now’s the time to take care of yourself and your health.
Modern dentistry offers many new procedures and options that make many of the old poke, prod, and drill treatments, tolerable and comfortable using Sedation Dentistry.
Dr Chellis offers Non-IV Oral Conscious Sedation for those who have high dental fears and anxieties. Sedation is a safe and comfortable way to get the treatment you need without all the stress, and the medications allow you to receive treatment, yet have little to no memory of all the procedures
Odds are, you have carried your dread of the dentist for years. You avoid receiving care, and as a result, your dental health deteriorates. When you are no longer able to stand the pain or discomfort and finally seek treatment, extensive restorative work is required. That means more time in the dental chair, more procedures, and more expense, which only furthers your trepidation. It is a nasty cycle and it can definitely be broken, with relaxing sedation dentistry.
Dr. Chellis will give you a small pill or 2 to take an hour prior to your dental appointment. No IV tubes or needles are required. Your companion will accompany you to our office. By the time you arrive, you will likely be very drowsy. You will be in a deeply relaxed state, conscious and responsive, although you won’t remember what happens after you in snuggle with us. Hours seem like minutes and recovery is a dream!
When you arrive in our office, you will be escorted into our comfort room, covered with a thick, warm blanket and placed on a monitor to allow us to monitor your vital signs. After you are comfortable, Dr. Chellis and her experienced clinical Team at Smile Secrets will take care of your dental needs. Complex dental treatments that often traditionally require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one to three visits at Smile Secrets. Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.
When your treatment is completed, your companion will return you home to finish your comfortable, relaxing day, where you will snooze for up to five or six hours after taking the pill.. You will have little to no memory of the experience!