Ask yourself the following:
- Are you nervous with just the thought of seeing the dentist?
- Did you have a bad experience in the past or as a child with the dentist?
- Have you been putting off needed dental work because of dental fear?
- Do you dread the feeling, sights and sounds of having dental work done?
- Do you have difﬁculty getting numb, or do you have a sensitive gag reﬂex?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you might be a candidate for sleep dentistry. There are many people who experience the same phobia as you. That is why Dr. Corbyn Rhodes and Dr. Angela Windsor at Advances in Dentistry have treated thousands of patients with sleep dentistry in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Sleep dentistry (or sedation dentistry, as it is often known) is a great way to get years of needed dental treatment taken care of in as little as one appointment. When you come in for your free consultation, you will sit down and meet with Dr. Rhodes or Dr. Windsor and discuss your dental needs and dental phobias. Our dentists will let you know if you are a candidate for sleep or sedation dentistry.
If you are a candidate for sleep dentistry, then we will prescribe you a few small pills that you will take one hour prior to your next appointment. You will have a family member or friend drive you to your appointment. Most people arrive sleepy, and once they are in the treatment room, we may administer another pill — most people sleep through the entire dental appointment. This is a conscious sedation, so you are able to respond to questions. With this type of sedation dentistry, there is an amnesiac effect, and most people do not remember having the dental work done.
What we hear most often after sleep dentistry is “I should have done this years ago,” “Wow, I don’t remember a thing, it was so easy” or “I am no longer afraid of the dentist.”
Of course, we have “laughing gas” for those who want to just be relaxed a bit and do not require sleep dentistry. Laughing gas is a great way to take the edge off, and it is out of your system in just a few minutes.
Do not keep putting off your dental needs; they only get worse and more expensive. Since 1994, we have helped thousands of people overcome their dental anxiety and get their teeth healthy. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Windsor would love to meet you and explain how our sleep, or sedation, dentistry procedure can help you. Call us now at 405-751-6996, and we would be happy to schedule you a no-charge consultation to see if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry.