Overcome Your Fear of Periodontal Treatment with Sedation

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The thought of undergoing gum disease treatment can be scary. Surgery is never anyone’s first choice, but if you have advanced periodontal disease, this is the only way you can restore the health and function of your smile. Instead of putting off treatment due to fear, choose our sedation dentistry services at Bradshaw Periodontics! Dr. Gayle Bradshaw, our experienced periodontist, offers oral sedation and IV sedation dentistry in The Woodlands, TX.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to techniques that use medication to ease anxiety and discomfort associated with dental surgeries like gum disease therapy. Oral sedation is an anti-anxiety medication taken before your procedure to help you feel calm and sleepy at your appointment. When used in conjunction with local anesthetic, this creates a comfortable and relaxing procedure. IV sedation is stronger and more consistent as it provides continuous sedation intravenously. This type of sedation puts you in a deeply relaxed state that blocks feelings of dental anxiety and any sensations of pain. Many patients sleep lightly through their procedures with this option and don’t remember anything about their appointment.

How Sedation Dentistry Benefits You

Sedation dentistry in The Woodlands, TX can turn a daunting dental surgery into a comfortable and stress-free experience. Dr. Bradshaw always offers sedation options for patients who need gum disease treatment. When relaxed and calm, patients can rest comfortably while she completes the necessary procedure. Sometimes, your treatment can be completed in just one appointment! Sedation has helped countless patients overcome:

  • Anxiety or phobia of the dentist
  • Fear of dental sounds and smells
  • An overactive gag reflex
  • Tooth and gum sensitivity
  • Concern about lengthy treatment
  • Fear of shots and needles

Schedule Your Consultation

If your dental anxiety or fear is keeping you from seeking necessary dental care, such as for gum disease, don’t wait to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gayle Bradshaw. We are here to provide custom sedation dentistry in The Woodlands, TX, and help you experience a relaxing and pain-free appointment! Make an appointment online or call (281) 419-4655 today.