If you dread visiting the dentist, you’re certainly not alone – a majority of Americans report experiencing the same feelings of fear or anxiousness whenever they need to schedule an appointment. For some people, it may have been years since their last appointment. Others can force themselves to attend a check-up, but are too afraid to schedule follow-up appointments in order to have a cavity filled or a cosmetic problem fixed. Most of the time, patients are well aware of how dangerous it can be to leave dental issues untreated, but they just can’t overcome their fear and often even continue to live in pain so that they won’t have to face their dentist. Here in Plano, Dr. Jason L. Montgomery and his staff understand this problem very well. That’s why we now offer sedation dentistry, which can help make your dental appointment relaxing and comfortable instead of anxiety-inducing.
By taking sedative medications either before your appointment or at our Plano dental office, you’ll be able to feel at ease as we do our work, whether you’ve come to see our team for a simple check-up or a more complex procedure. You’ll still be provided with local anesthesia in most cases, and while sedation dentistry won’t put you to sleep (you’ll still need to be able to respond to Dr. Montgomery’s commands), you’ll feel much more relaxed and content than before, allowing us to treat your teeth in a simple and smooth manner.
While sedation dentistry is utilized mainly for patients with severe dental anxiety, it can benefit patients with other circumstances as well. For instance, very lengthy treatments, strong gag reflexes, jaw soreness, or difficulties becoming numb with anesthesia are also all good reasons for undergoing sedation. In fact, it could be the perfect solution to get you back in our Plano office and under Dr. Montgomery’s care!
Yes, you will need to get a trusted friend or family member to bring you both to and from the appointment. Under no circumstances should you be operating a vehicle on the day of your treatment.
No. Dr. Montgomery needs his patients to be able to respond to verbal commands, so you will still be conscious during the procedure. However, most patients are in such a deep state of relaxation under sedation dentistry that they don’t even remember the procedure happening once it’s over.
Contact our Plano, TX office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Montgomery! Our team can’t wait to give you and your family new reasons to smile. We serve all of Collin County, including Allen, Frisco, Richardson, McKinney, and beyond.