Is fear of the dentist preventing you from getting the care you need? Trust your sedation dentist in OKC, Dr. Joe Isaacson and his associate dentist, Dr. Ashley Bledsoe Cook. More than simple pain shots, sedation dentistry options help you relax and get your dental work done in comfort and without anxiety.
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July 6, 2014
For some patients, the thought alone of undergoing any kind of dental work quickly leads to feelings of dread and anxiety. If you are one of the many Americans who feel fearful of trips to the dentist, we’d like to help. At the Oklahoma City, OK dental practice of Dr. Joe Isaacson, our goal is to provide you with the best dental care possible, and that includes making sure that you are completely comfortable every time you step into our office. One of the ways that we accomplish this is through sedation dentistry.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Help?
Sedation dentistry encompasses two services we offer: oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. Oral conscious sedation involves the use of a prescription medication that is taken at a preordained time prior to your appointment. You’ll have someone drive you to and from our office for safety and feel completely relaxed during your treatment. With the help of nitrous oxide sedation, you’ll be quickly lulled into a state of calm and even euphoria as we perform your procedure. The effects of the gas wear off quickly, allowing you to return to your day as normal afterward.
Anxious patients aren’t the only ones who benefit from sedation dentistry. This safe, effective measure can also help with the following common concerns:
- An overly sensitive gag reflex
- Difficulty lying down for extended periods of time
- Back or neck pain that makes it uncomfortable to lie back during treatment
- Resistance to local anesthetics
- Jaw pain
- The need to complete multiple procedures in a single visit
Say Goodbye to Fear and Anxiety
If you’ve been procrastinating when it comes to scheduling your dental checkup, we invite you to contact us today to see how pleasant a trip to the dentist can actually be. Give us a call and talk to our friendly, caring staff. We’re always here to listen to you concerns and answer your questions, as well as allay your fears and make you feel welcome. Our office in Oklahoma City, OK proudly serves patients from throughout nearby neighborhoods in the surrounding areas, including Piedmont, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, and more. We look forward to seeing you and your family smile!
February 28, 2013
If the thought of sitting back in that big dentist’s chair sends you scrambling for a hiding place, don’t feel embarrassed – dental phobia is actually a very common problem. In fact, over 70% of Americans experience some level of fear or anxiety when faced with an upcoming appointment at their local dentist’s office. Dr. However, you don’t want to let those feelings keep you from receiving the crucial treatment your teeth need to stay healthy; after all, that could only result in worse problems that require even more time to fix. Dr. Joe Isaacson and his dedicated staff are committed to providing you comprehensive dental services that put your comfort first each and every time at their Oklahoma City office. That’s why we’re happy to offer multiple methods of sedation dentistry to our patients during their various services. With the help of sedation dentistry, you can receive the healthy and happy teeth you’ve always deserved – no worry required!
How do I know if sedation dentistry is right for me?
If any of these characteristics fit you, we recommend that you discuss sedation dentistry options with Dr. Isaacson before undergoing a procedure.
- Are you ashamed of your teeth?
- Do you need multiple, long procedures done as quickly as possible?
- Do the sights, sounds, or smells of the dentist’s office make you feel scared or anxious?
- Do you have a sensitive gag reflex or suffer from jaw pain?
- Do you find it difficult to relax comfortably in a chair for a long period of time?
- Does the thought of going to the dentist’s office induce mild, moderate, or even severe anxiety?
Dr. Isaacson is happy to offer both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide as comfortable and effective sedation dentistry options for his patients in Oklahoma City and beyond. We’ll discuss these methods in further detail in our next blog post!
Learn more about sedation dentistry here, or call our Oklahoma City office today to schedule an appointment! Dr. Isaacson and his staff are committed to providing patients of all ages with efficient and effective care that’s sure to give you something to smile about. We also serve patients from surrounding OKC areas, including Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, and Mustang.