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If you have serious anxiety problems about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Millions of American suffer from a phobia of visiting the dentist – and for some people, it’s so bad that it prevents these people from getting the necessary oral health care they need.
That’s why, if you have issues with dental anxiety, you should strongly consider sedation dentistry.

What is it?

Sedation dentistry is the term that refers to undergoing dental procedures under various levels of sedation. The levels of sedation depend largely on your personal anxiety problems and the complication of the procedure which Dr. Derek C. Barnes is performing.

How does it work?

Sedation dentistry is a simple procedure. You’ll be given sedatives either orally – like laughing gas – or through an IV, if you need general anesthesia for something like wisdom tooth removal.

Sedation dentistry is a safe method of practicing dentistry, and even has approval from the American Dental Association.

Will it help?

Before investing the time and money in a sedated appointment at Derek C. Barnes, DMD, it’s a fair to ask the question if sedation dentistry will really help. The truth is that, among people who suffer from severe dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is a proven method for helping them get the necessary oral health care they need to stay at an optimal level of overall health.

If you’re interested in sedation dentistry and what it can do for you, please call us today at 704-849-6700 for more information.