Sedation Dentistry An Overview
A lot of people are anxious about seeing the dentist. At Henrich Dental we offer sedation dentistry as a simple and effective method to help our patients overcome those concerns and receive the procedures that will improve the function and appearance of their teeth.
Dr. Frank Henrich and our dental care team offer compassionate, patient-focused dentistry in our Tulsa, Ok dentist office. If you are dealing with dental fear or anxiety, we can work with you to help you feel comfortable during your appointment. We offer a full range of services and amenities to help you achieve a healthier smile. Visit our office to learn more about your options.
How Does Dental Sedation Work?
Sedation dentistry is often referred to as sleep dentistry, but there are some important differences. In some cases, general sedation is required, and it will be administered by a Dental Anesthesiologist. In most cases, though, we will use conscious sedation, where you simply take some medication to help you relax before you arrive at the office. (This means you’ll need someone to drive you to or from your appointment.) If you take the medication about an hour before your visit, you’ll be fully relaxed by the time you arrive.
Dr. Henrich now has a needle-free alternative to offer as a treatment option for his patients who may have a phobia of needles. Kovanaze is the first no-needle regional, pulpal anesthetic administered via nasal spray to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Be sure to ask Dr. Henrich about this during your visit if you are interested and he can go over treatment options with you. There are several levels of sedation, and at Henrich Dental we will always discuss your concerns to determine what will work best for you.