It is estimated that 30 percent of the population avoids the dentist due to fear or anxiety. This common “dental phobia” prevents people from receiving necessary dental care, potentially compromising the health of their mouth and smile.
For many people Sedation dentistry is the solution to this problem. Sedation dentistry places the patient in a relaxed state throughout their treatment. Many patients even fall asleep. A variety of medications can be used to achieve this. They can also be administered in a variety of ways. Inhalation of nitrous oxide gas is the most common. This is typically the lightest form of sedation, and most patients are able to drive themselves home afterward. Oral (pill form) and Intravenous (IV) sedation are used to administer medications that provide greater sedation. The advantage of IV sedation is that it allows the medication to be given in smaller increments. This provides a more predictable sedation for each individual patient. For oral and IV sedation it is necessary to have someone drive you home and stay with you for at least a few hours.
IV sedation is both safe and effective when administered by a trained professional. Dr. Brian Jordan has been providing sedation dentistry services at Valley Dental Group since 2007. He is certified by the Minnesota Board of dentistry to provide moderate oral and IV sedation.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform. This makes extensive dental treatment possible in as little as one appointment
Are you reluctant to change the appearance of your smile or improve your dental health because you are afraid of undergoing long or complicated dental procedures? Sedation dentistry can help you feel comfortable during the treatment process and help you achieve a smile you have dreamed about!
Some of the reasons, Dr. Jordan is your Best Choice for sedation dentistry:
- Your dental health is his number one priority. – Our mission at Valley Dental Group has always been to help people achieve and maintain optimum dental health. Offering sedation dentistry services provides our new and existing patients with a solution to healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
- Well make your visit 100% comfortable. – Dr. Jordan understands you might feel anxious about visiting the dentist. Thats why its important to him that you feel completely confident when choosing sedation dentistry. Well consult with you before and after your proceduremaking sure your questions get answered.
- Your safety is essential to Valley Dental Group. – Dr. Jordan is trained and experienced in oral and IV sedation. He is certified in advanced cardiac life support, and is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Throughout your procedure, Dr. Jordan monitors your blood pressure, pulse, oxygen level, and heart rhythm to ensure your safety.
- We offer financing options. – We know you may be apprehensive about pursuing dental care due to cost. Thats why we offer a variety of cost effective financing options. Well work with you to determine which financing option is right for you so you can get the dental work done that you need.
Dr. Jordan offers free consults to discuss if Sedation Dentistry is for you!