Lakewood dentist explains the usage of sedation dentistry
Studies have shown that up to 20 percent of people experience some sort of dental anxiety. Dental phobias or anxiety can result in patients breaking, postponing or completely avoiding professional oral and dental care. As can be expected, this action creates an unfortunate and negative cycle. When a patient fears going to the dentist and avoids doing so, he or she may likely experience decay or other oral health conditions that require more extensive treatment than routine care. The experience of having treatment for problems reinforces the fear and anxiety associated with visits to the dentist.
Our compassionate and gentle team at South Lakewood Dental understands that people may have anxieties and fears about dental care. Dr. Scott Stewart, our medical director, is a Doctor of Dental Surgery who has been seeing to the dental needs of families since 1982. As a biological and holistic dentist, Dr. Stewart is committed to using only the safest materials and treatments that work with the patient’s own immune system and cause no health risks. He also addresses each patient’s oral and physical health.
Emotional wellbeing is a critical factor in oral and physical health. That’s why we provide several options for sedation and comfort dentistry. Sedation dentistry has many benefits, including:
- Versatility – we offer local anesthetic, oral and IV sedation, nitrous oxide, and electrode stimulation, customized for each patient’s unique needs
- Provides a relaxed and happy sensation
- Allows patients with a strong gag reflex to sit through longer sessions, requires fewer appointments, and reduces anxiety
- Controls feelings of loss of personal space (claustrophobia) or loss of control
- Patient may have diminished recall of the procedure
- Minimizes the reaction to sights and sounds during the procedure
- Desensitizes the patient for future appointments by providing a non-traumatic experience
Your comfort and ultimate oral health are important to us. We know that another critical element to patient comfort is having a trusting and enjoyable relationship with your dental team. Our friendly staff is dedicated to helping our patients to have a positive and successful experience. We also provide a full array of complete dental care so that our patients do not have to be referred out to multiple specialists but, rather, can remain with a team that they trust and know. Our dental services include:
- Family care
- Holistic dentistry
- Biological dentistry
- Cosmetic procedures
- Sedation options
- Laser technologies
- Treatment of gum disease
- Ozone therapy
Call us today at (855) 233-0023 to take the fear out of dental care.Back to Sedation Dentistry Page
Dr. Scott Stewart - South Lakewood Dental
Whilst being passionate about his service to the community, Dr. Stewart is a revolutionary in his approach to tackling dental health care issues. He is a firm believer in the harmonious balance of the body as opposed to treating symptoms. He emphasizes on the holistic practice of wellbeing and addressing underlying issues to make the “whole person” healthier.