Smiles of Cary offers sedation dentistry (also known as conscious sedation) to patients who are anxious when visiting the dentist and to patients who require assistance relaxing through lengthy dental treatments. Sedation dentistry utilizes sedatives to induce a relaxed state of consciousness that helps to reduce the effects of pain and having work done. Sedation dentistry is particularly popular with patients who experience a fear of visiting the dentist, or Odontophobia. Dr. Ferzli is one the few dentists in the Cary and Raleigh areas who are trained to administer sedation dentistry to patients.
Dental sedation is safe and has an outstanding track record for successful treatments. Dr. Ferzli is a certified North Carolina sedation dentist who has been trained to administer conscious sedation. The dental staff at Smiles of Cary is also capable of assisting the treatment allowing for a most comfortable and convenient dental experience.
What Does Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?
Sedation dentistry, unlike sleep dentistry, allows the patient to be awake for the entire procedure. They are able to speak and respond to verbal requests from Dr. Ferzli and the dental team. Most patients who have undergone sedation dentistry feel as if their dental treatments only lasted a few minutes, even if it was a long procedure such as a smile makeover. It can be best described as a feeling of deep relaxation.
Why Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry is great for patients who experience extreme anxiety at the thought of a dental visit and who avoid the dentist because of their fears. Patients who might ordinarily avoid visiting the dentist are able to get the dental care they require through the use of dental sedation. Any reluctance for patients to undergo cosmetic dentistry treatments is eliminated as this technology can help people who might have otherwise dismissed getting work done benefit from appearance-enhancing treatments.