One of the things that scares patients the most is getting a shot. Nobody likes getting poked with a needle. To do that, we have techniques that virtually eliminate the pain and discomfort of the shots. First, we use topical anesthetics to numb up the gums. Secondly, we use a system called Anutra. Dental anesthetics, generally, are very acidic, so when you inject them into the human body, they burn because of the acids. They have to be acidic to dissolve the Lidocaine, the compound that actually causes the numbness. Then the body has to buffer them before they can pass through into the nerves through the fatty layer on the outside of the nerves. There are systems where we can use a buffer neutral pH anesthetic and there's not that burn going in. It actually, since the body doesn't have to neutralize the acids found in the typical dental anesthetics, it gets the patients numb faster and more comfortably. Often times, I hear that, 'Wow, I didn't even feel that,' with the patient, ad hoc goes a long way to relieving their anxiety.
If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Many people have some kind of dental anxiety. That’s why you have several options at Advanced Dental Concepts to get past dental anxiety. Let Roseville, CA dentist Dr. David B. Miller DDS help you relieve dental anxiety.
There’s a myth in dentistry that getting sedation always means you will be fast asleep. The point of sedation dentistry is to help you feel relaxed and safe, but falling asleep means you would have to take more medication than you need. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Miller is concerned about your whole well-being and only wants to provide what you need to get past fear and dental anxiety. That’s why we offer conscious sedation at our Roseville, CA dentist office. With this form of sedation options, you will most likely stay awake but will feel deeply relaxed. Conscious sedation takes away your fears, not your consciousness.
We have two sedation options available for you.
Both sedation options will get rid of your worries. You’ll be able to get through your needed dental treatments without dental anxiety or concern.
Sedation is not the only way you can feel relaxed at our Roseville, CA dentist office. Dr. Miller has hired a team of professionals who know their people skills as well as their dental skills. From the moment you walk in, you will be treated with warmth and friendliness. A refreshment bar is available for you before your appointment begins. If you are bringing children, you’ll find a child’s play area to help keep them active and happy. When you go back for your appointment, you can get blankets and pillows to make sure you’re comfortable in one of our chairs.
You should consider getting sedation dentistry if you have any of these problems: