Alleviating dental anxiety with sedation in Kennesaw
By Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley
Many Americans avoid regular dental care out of fear or anxiety. Sedation dentistry is an excellent way for patients to have a safe, anxiety-free experience in our office. At 32 Dental, we provide sedation to ensure that all patients in the Kennesaw can receive dental care.
What is sedation dentistry?
Many people believe that sedation dentistry involves going to sleep, but this isn’t the case. Dental sedatives relax patients but do not render them unconscious.
Sedation dentistry has become popular because it doesn’t necessarily involve the use of injections, as most sedatives can be ingested orally. Patients are awake and able to listen and respond during the treatment, but often have little to no memory of it afterward.
Benefits of sedation dentistry:
Relief of anxiety / fear
Minimal side effects
Multiple procedures can be performed in one appointment
Types of Sedation
The two dental sedatives that we use in our office are nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Often called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is the mildest form of sedation. It’s administered through a nose mask for the duration of your procedure. Nitrous oxide relieves anxiety, minimizes pain, and elevates the mood. The effects of the medication wear off quickly afterward.
Oral Conscious Sedation
This type of sedation involves ingestion of an oral medication prior to treatment. Some of the most common medications are Valium, Halcion, Ativan, and Versed. Oral sedatives dull the senses leaving the patient with virtually no memory of the procedure. Transportation to and from the appointment is required with oral sedation.
If you have suffered from dental anxiety, it’s time for you to take back control of your oral health. If you live in the Kennesaw area, please contact us today at (770) 423-1132 to learn more about sedation dentistry.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!