Are you afraid of going to the dentist?

March 21, 2014

You are not alone. Many people have a fear of the dentist. According to, about 5-8% of adults experience a dental phobia so strong that they avoid going to the dentist completely.

This could be detrimental to your health, but don’t worry - Advanced DDS is here to help you. Having good oral health means overall good health. Studies have shown that healthy teeth and gums can reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke!

Maybe you know these things already, but are still too afraid to visit your dentist. Maybe you have sensitive teeth, or you have previously had a bad experience at another dentist. If this is the case, Advanced DDS has good news for you: we offer IV sedation dentistry.

IV sedation dentistry is a way for you to dream off and feel no pain during your dental procedure. After the procedure, you will have little to no memory of your visit.

 Some dentists only use oral sedation rather than IV sedation. We use IV sedation for its many advantages, shown below:

Oral Sedation

IV Sedation

Medication is given orally and takes longer to work

Medication is administered intravenously and works instantly

Takes longer to wear off

Up and moving a few minutes after your procedure

If the medication wears off, another pill needs to be administered. The procedure has to be stopped until the medication takes effect, which could be up to 40 minutes.

If the medication starts to wear off, more is administered and works immediately.

When more medication is needed, the dosage has to be estimated.

When more medication is needed, dosages are given in small increments so the doctor can monitor the effects.

If you have been avoiding the dentist out of fear, then Advanced DDS’s IV sedation dentistry is the perfect solution for you. Remember, good oral health means:

  • Preventing gum disease
  •  Avoiding expensive procedures such as root canals or tooth pullings
  •  Reducing risk of oral cancer
  •  Reducing risk of heart attack or stroke
  •  Not to mention a brighter smile!

See what some of our patients are saying about sedation dentistry at Advanced DDS here:

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