Anchorage, Alaska
111 W 16th Ave, #203
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 561-1430

Anchorage's Best Oral Surgeons on Why Sedation Dentistry Is Safe & Optimal April 5, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Anchorage's Best Oral Surgeons on Why Sedation Dentistry Is Safe & Optimal, Anchorage, Alaska

If you experience fear or anxiety over dental visits, consider the benefits of sedation dentistry. Instead of seeing a regular dentist, you can work with an oral surgeon at Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska in Anchorage and maintain your oral health while undergoing any necessary procedures with little to no discomfort. These experts encourage patients to learn about sedation dentistry: When administered appropriately, it is extremely safe and offers numerous benefits to you, the patient. 

Here, Anchorage's top oral surgeons explain why sedation dentistry is both safe and optimal:

  • Patient Monitoring: When you are sedated before a procedure, you can rest assured that you will be monitored the entire time. You may have your vitals checked before, during, and after treatment so the team is aware of any issues with your blood pressure or heart rate. This increases your safety and gives you some peace of mind that you are sedated under supervision.
  • Reduces Stress & Anxiety: Many patients feel stressed and anxious simply by the thought of going to the dentist’s office. If this sounds like you, you may have a hard time feeling comfortable before and during a procedure. An oral surgeon can administer anesthesia or recommend sedation dentistry as part of your treatment plan to help you feel calm and relaxed before and during your treatment.

    sedation dentistry

  • Pain-Free Visits: Certain surgical procedures can only be performed under sedation. You can look forward to a pain-free dental visit because you will be completely numb and may even be half asleep during your procedure. Once the anesthesia has worn off a few hours later, you may be prescribed pain medication to better manage any pain and discomfort from surgery. This can help to relieve some of the anxiety surrounding dental surgery and help you recover quickly.

Visiting the dentist at least twice a year is an important part of maintaining your oral health. If the thought of the dentist's chair causes you significant anxiety, sedation dentistry with the experienced team at Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska can help you get the treatment you need while feeling more calm. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon, call them today at (907) 561-1430 or visit the practice's website

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Oral Surgery Associates of Alaska, LLC
What to Expect From Dental Implant Surgery, Anchorage, Alaska
Getting dental implants involves two separate sessions. During the first, the implant is placed in the jawbone by an oral surgeon. After the healing process is complete, they will us...read more
What You Need to Know About Oral Pathology, Anchorage, Alaska
When a patient displays symptoms that could be signs of a serious disease, their dentist will likely refer them to an oral pathologist. Oral pathology is the branch of dentistry focu...read more
3 Important Points About Dental Implant Surgery, Anchorage, Alaska
Whether you lost teeth due to an accident or gum disease, finding the right replacement is crucial for your long-term wellness. Dental implants have become more popula...read more
Oral Surgeons Explain Why They Recommend Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen Together, Anchorage, Alaska
If you need to see an oral surgeon to address an ongoing dental problem, you might be nervous about pain management during recovery. Since opioids have the potential t...read more
What Is Conscious Sedation Dentistry?, Anchorage, Alaska
Dental fear is one of the main reasons patients avoid the dentist. It can leave many conditions untreated and ultimately have irreversible consequences. Sedation dentistry is fo...read more