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Where’s Your Happy Place?

IV sedationCrown Council dentists make it our business not only to provide patients with the expert restorative, cosmetic, and general dental care they need, but to help them feel comfortable in the process. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how little pain they experience (if any) getting dental treatments done by their Crown Council dentists.

Many times, the nerves pick up before treatment has even started. If you find yourself anxious about upcoming treatment, try this strategy: Go to your happy place.

It may be a hammock on the beach at sunset. It may be lying in your comfortable bed with a good book. Maybe your happy place is up on a tall mountain, looking out at a beautiful view after a great hike. Try closing your eyes and picturing yourself there.

This mental strategy can help dental patients remain calm and remember that the treatment they are receiving—whether it’s dental implants to restore a missing tooth, teeth whitening to brighten up your smile, or a thorough cleaning to keep up on oral hygiene—will lead to better oral health and a happier you.

Of course, you don’t have to do it alone. If you struggle with dental anxiety, many Crown Council dentists have several options for sedation to help ease those nerves and diminish pain. Ask your Crown Council dentist about oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, or IV sedation.

You don’t need to be nervous or afraid. We want all of our Crown Council dentists’ patients to have a positive experience, so please ask your dentist about sedation options, relaxation techniques, and strategies to help you remain calm and enjoy your time with us.

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Sedation Dentistry + Dental Care = Relief

Have you been putting off that root canal or cosmetic dental treatment due to dental anxiety? You’re not alone. Many people have these same fears and it’s understandable. Dental work is up close and personal with many instruments that you wouldn’t want to be used anywhere on your body, let alone your mouth. Rest assured, there is a pain-free solution. Sedation dentistry is available in Crown Council dental offices across the country and is a great option for your to get your much-needed dental care without anxiety. Sedation Dentistry Helps Patients Relax

If you are in pain, let your skilled and knowledgeable Crown Council dentist evaluate your tooth. Often times, a toothache is an mild annoyance that can signal bigger dental issues if left untreated. If you have a painful tooth, getting treatment as soon as possible is important to your dental health, as well as your peace of mind.

Your Crown Council dentist can stop your tooth pain while you enjoy a relaxing and peaceful visit. Many cosmetic dentists offer three levels of sedation: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. With this variety of options, each dental patient is able to choose the level of sedation that is right for them. So whether you want to be completely out or just need a little something to take the edge off, your Crown Council dentist has the solution for you. Call your local cosmetic dentist today so you can been treated quickly and find long-lasting relief from that toothache.

Do You Have Dental Anxiety?

If you fear dental visits you are not alone. There are many people who postpone or avoid going to the dentist because they are just too afraid. Don’t let this happen to you. Avoiding dental care (especially avoiding mouth or tooth pain) will only make matters worse. Fortunately many dentists have begun to provide oral conscious sedation dentistry which can greatly alleviate dental fear or anxiety.

So what is sedation dentistry and when would one use it?

There are many types of sedation dentistry and they offer different benefits to patients. Your dentist will work with you to figure out what approach will best fit your situation.  If you have dental fear and or anxiety you could be a good candidate for oral conscious sedation. Other qualifications can include:

  • sensitive gag reflex
  • sore jaw muscles
  • high pain sensitivity
  • difficulty numbing with local anesthetic
  • back or neck pain
  • difficulty controlling movement
  • previous traumatic dental experiences
  • discomfort sitting for long periods of time

If oral conscious sedation sounds like something you might be interested in, find a Crown Council Sedation Dentist near you. Don’t let your dental anxiety prevent you from the quality of life you deserve!

Are You A Candidate for Dental Sedation?

Are You A Candidate for Dental Sedation?Most patients qualify for sedation dentistry. There are many reasons why you would choose to use dental sedation during your procedures. Some of the benefits are amnesia of the procedure, less trauma, and a quicker treatment time. Here are some common reasons that patients seek sedation dentistry:

  • Dental fear or anxiety
  • Sore jaw muscles
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Difficulty numbing with local anesthetic
  • Back or neck pain
  • Pain sensitivity
  • Difficulty controlling movement
  • Previous traumatic dental experiences
  • Discomfort sitting for long periods of time

Although this list may not include all the reasons, if you have experienced any of these issues, it may be time to seek for a sedation dentist to learn more. Once you’ve found and have chosen a sedation dentist that you trust, its pretty easy from there, but finding the right dentist is the greatest challenge. When choosing a qualified sedation dentist, you should find out about these points:


Training, education, and continuing education they’ve participated in

Experience with dental sedation (number of cases)

What types of sedation they perform


With these items in mind, you will be able to find a qualified dentist that you can feel confident with. So don’t wait any longer to get the dental work done, there are worry and anxiety free methods that are available in your area.

Calm Your Fears and Try Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Calm Your Fears and Try Conscious Sedation DentistryIf you are putting off needed dental care because you fear going to the dentist, you are definitely not alone. There are thousands of Americans who avoid going to their dentist because of dental anxiety, but many have now discovered a simpler way to get that needed dental crown or filling—sedation dentistry.

There are many great advantages to getting your work done with a sedation dentist. Here is a list of some of those advantages:

Lower Anxiety: When you are in a state of lower anxiety, it can help prevent other systemic problems such as heart issues, high blood pressure and/or stroke.

Won’t Remember: Many of the conscious sedation methods used today will help you forget almost everything if not all of what happened during your dental procedure. For people with dental anxiety, that is enough to encourage them to take a step towards finding a sedation dentist.

Higher Quality: Being in a state of utter relaxation helps the dentist to be able to work more efficiently and with less interruption. In other words, because you are at peace with the appointment, the dentist is better able to use their finely tuned skills to create the beautiful smile you’re there to receive.

There are many other great advantages to dental sedation.  If you fear the dentist, then it may be the time for you to try something new. You don’t have to live with that sensitive area in your mouth anymore and you also don’t have to live with dental anxiety; sedation dentistry just might be a life changing experience for you.

Relieve Dental Anxiety Through Sedation Dentistry

Relieve Dental Anxiety Through Sedation Dentistry

Have you noticed whenever you are in a stressful situation that time seems to slow down, giving you a feeling that you can hear and see everything? That is because of how our bodies are designed.  We have an inherent physiologic characteristic that was put in place to help us.  Anciently when  humans lived in caves and wildlife threatened their lives, this mechanism, also known as “Fight or Flight”,  helped us when a danger, such as a bear, was present.  Chemicals produced within our bodies are released that allow us to take in more information about our surroundings.  In fact, our pupils literally dilate to allow more light to enter our eyes and consequently increase our field of vision.

This “Fight or Flight” mechanism is a great thing to keep us safe, but unfortunately even in stressful procedures that are good for us, such as receiving dental treatment for a dental crown, our body will still enter this hypersensitive mode.  If you have high dental anxiety and are putting off dental procedures that need to be done, sedation dentistry may be right for you. The anxiety that you’ve experienced in the past will simply fade away as you visit your doctor and walk away with calm and good experiences. There are even sedation medications that will cause you to completely forget any treatment you receive and you’ll just wake up with those porcelain veneers you always wanted! Choosing a dentist for this kind of procedure is important, so be sure that the doctor you choose is qualified to provide this service.  Here is a list of things to share with your doctor to ensure safety during your sedation dental treatment:

  • Medical Conditions of any type. The more your doctor knows about your medical history, the better he can avoid problems.
  • Any prescribed or over the counter medications you may be taking. There are chemicals in medicines as simple as OTC heartburn medicines that can interact with the sedation drugs and cause problems
  • Any other herbal supplements or vitamins you may take. Even though something is listed as completely natural or organic, the chemicals from even natural sources can also interact with your body in ways that could potentially be lethal in combination with the sedation drugs.  St. John’s Wort is an example of this.
  • Foods. Even foods can interact badly with the sedation drugs.  Be sure to review what you eat with your doctor to ensure there will not be any problems.  An example of how common the foods are that can cause problems is as simple as a grapefruit.

Worry Free Dentistry With Sedation Dentistry

Sedation DentistryAre you avoiding visits to the dentist? Are you sensitive to pain, uncomfortable in the dentist chair, or anxious about dental visits? If so, your dentist has a solution that can help you feel comfortable throughout your visit so you can receive needed dental work. Because your cosmetic dentist understands how critical regular dental visits are for oral and general health, he is additionally trained and certified as a sedation dentist. Dental sedation most commonly comes in the form of pill that you take just prior to your visit. By the time you arrive at your appointment, you will feel groggy and completely relaxed, although you can still remain conscious throughout the procedure. Many patients leave with almost no memories of the visit!

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Sedation

What is dental sedation?

A sedation dentist most commonly administers dental sedation to patients in the form of a pill or IV prior to their appointment. This sedation medication works as a sedative and anxiety medication to help you feel calm and relaxed during your procedure.

Does dental sedation make you fall asleep?

Although some people use the term ‘sleep dentistry’ interchangeably with sedation dentistry, the dental sedation that your sedation dentist prescribes does not actually make you fall asleep. Oral conscious sedation usually makes you feel groggy and very relaxed, but you can remain conscious throughout the procedure. Many patients choose to sleep peacefully throughout their visit.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Can you imagine waking up to a beautiful new smile? What if you could have a complete smile makeover or even a dental crown placed while you feel relaxed and calm? With sedation dentistry that dream can become a reality. You can peacefully walk out of your dental appointment and hardly remember the experience.

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