Fear can sometimes play a major role in a person’s ability or willingness to have much-needed dental treatment completed. We understand that and have taken steps to assist those who suffer from mild anxiety all the way to extreme fear of coming to the dentist. Whether you’ve had a bad past dental experience or just want to “get it all over with at one time”, we can help.
We offer conscious sedation to our patients who feel they need a little extra help getting over their fears. With usually just a pill or two, we can make you very comfortable for whatever procedure it is that you might need. In many cases, this can be achieved with little or no memory of the entire dental procedure and practically no post-operative sensitivity.
Conscious sedation is defined as “a minimally depressed level of consciousness whereby the patient maintains their own airway and reflexes, and responds to physical and verbal stimuli." Because the patient is always conscious, this is a very safe method of achieving the level of relaxation that so many people need. Sometimes incorrectly referred to as “sleep dentistry," sedation dentistry is done with a patient who can breathe on their own and can respond to questions or outside stimuli if needed.
Our office is in complete compliance with state and federal regulations that govern this type of procedure and as a patient here you can rest assured that your well-being is our number one concern. You will be fully informed of all work that needs to be done during your consultation appointment and you will be monitored every step of the way with the very latest in medical and dental technology. Dr. Browder and our team are fully trained and up-to-date with the latest techniques to make this a very safe and pleasant experience for you.
In addition to being in full compliance with all state and federal regulations, Dr. Browder and his team also maintain an active membership in DOCS, The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
We look forward to helping you with your dental needs and are ready to discuss your treatment needs as well as the possibility of sedation dentistry. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any additional questions or concerns.