Dental anxiety, or fear of the dentist, is a common problem and one of the top reasons for poor dental health.
Dr. Kameron Monroe has completed training in the administration of conscious sedation and is a member in the College of Sedation in Dentistry (MeCSD). Dr. Monroe offers two of the most common sedation dentistry options:
- Oral conscious sedation: administered in the form of a pill, this type of sedation allows patients to be in control of their bodily functions.
- Nitrous oxide: also known as “laughing gas”, this is a form of inhalation sedation that allows the patient to be responsive while feeling completely relaxed.
Both types of conscious sedation allow patients to safely and comfortably receive the dental care they need or desire while feeling completely relaxed and stress free. Dr. Monroe will discuss your options prior to treatment and help you determine if sedation dentistry if necessary, and which option is best suited to your needs.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Many patients can benefit from sedation dentistry, including those who have a difficult time becoming numb with a local anesthetic, have sensitive teeth or require extensive dental treatment for a complex problem.
Although there are many reasons why a patient may suffer with dental anxiety, avoiding the dentist chair will eventually lead to dental health issues that can adversely affect daily life and long term quality of life.
If you have been away from the dentist for some time, schedule a visit with Dr. Clement or Dr. Kamron Monroe in Pinehurst. They welcome patients with dental anxiety and will make every effort to ensure their comfort and confidence while receiving the dental care they need.
A healthy, comfortable smile is something everyone deserves to enjoy. Sedation dentistry can help you to restore your oral health or get the smile you desire with a cosmetic procedure.