Many patients find visiting the dentist to be an anxiety-provoking experience. They may have had a bad experience at another dental practice, or they are anxious about what to expect during their upcoming appointment. Our team of compassionate dentistry professionals is here to provide you with necessary general dental care without sacrificing your mental health.
We take the time to get to know our patients, building trust and rapport, to help make your experience a positive one. Our patients love visiting our office because we are happy to help patients with dental anxiety overcome their fears. Learn more about our sedation dentistry solutions below.
Sedation Dentistry in Clinton NC
Dr. Jeffrey Hays is an experienced general dentist in Clinton, NC. He is known for providing compassionate care to patients of all ages. Because some patients experience dental anxiety while sitting in the dental chair, Dr. Hays is happy to provide sedation dentistry solutions to ensure all patients can be calm and comfortable when visiting his dental practice. Sedation dentistry solutions allow patients to relax at the dentist while remaining conscious and aware of what is going on around them.
Tips for Overcoming Dental Anxiety
Beyond sedation dentistry solutions, patients with dental anxiety may benefit from other techniques to ensure they remain calm and comfortable during their dental procedures. Having a trusted friend join you, and wait for you in the waiting room, can help ease your anxiety. Additionally, patients with dental anxiety are allowed and encouraged to bring their favorite music (and headphones) to use while their smile is being worked on.
At any point, if you have questions, please ask any of our compassionate team members. They are happy to inform you about our processes and procedures and let you know what to expect during upcoming appointments.
Dental Sedation FAQs
What should you not do before dental sedation?
Before your dental appointment requires sedation it is important to remember to do a few things beforehand. We recommend that patients refrain from eating and drinking at least 8 hours prior to their appointment. Only water is ok to drink up until three hours before. Patients should also ask a friend or family member to pick them up from their appointment. Lastly, we recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment.
Will I feel any pain with dental sedation?
Sedation dentistry is painless. We use a combination of sedation and anesthetic to ensure patients’ comfort throughout their treatment.
What can I expect after sedation dentistry?
After receiving IV sedation, patients may feel sleepy for a while. This typically wears off after a few hours. Our patients may anticipate some of the amnesia effects to last beyond the procedure so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to drive you home.
Schedule An Appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Hays
If you are looking for a compassionate dentist in Clinton, NC, come visit Dr. Jeffrey Hays at Clinton Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Our dental professionals will work with you to overcome your dental anxiety and enjoy visiting the dentist again for many years to come. Schedule an appointment online! and we look forward to seeing you soon.