What Would Prevent Me From Using Sedation Dentistry?

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

If you despise the noises and smells associated with the dentist’s office, sedation dentistry may be just what you need to make your dental treatment bearable.

Studies reveal that the number one reason that adults delay their dental treatment is fear. If you have a history of traumatic dental experiences, you may be skeptical about receiving treatment. Dr. Donald Wilcox DDS and the Phoenix sedation dentists want you to be relaxed and comfortable during your dental treatment to help you relax and enjoy a pain-free experience.

Sedation dentistry is also ideal for anyone who has:

•Difficulty getting numb
•Extremely sensitive teeth
•A limited amount of time to complete dental work
•A bad gag reflex
•Embarrassment about your teeth
•A fear of needles and/or shots
•Avoided dental treatment until it is extremely painful
•Not received professional dental care in many years
•Gone from dentist to dentist, or doctor to doctor to renew painkiller prescriptions for dental problems

Who Should Not Undergo Sedation Dentistry

While oral sedation is safe for most people, not everyone is a candidate. Factors that may prevent you from undergoing conscious oral sedation include anyone who:

•Is pregnant or nursing
•Has significant respiratory problems like severe asthma or emphysema
•Suffers from psychosis
•Is taking a medication called an MAO inhibitor
•Is an alcoholic
•Has acute narrow angle glaucoma
•Has an allergy or sensitivity to benzodiazepine medications
•Has a severe medical condition

At Desert Smiles, between 90 to 95 percent of our adult patients are good candidates for oral sedation dentistry. Please contact the sedation dentists at our Phoenix cosmetic dentistry office today to see if you qualify. We also serve patients in the Peoria, Arizona area.