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Sedation Dentistry

Get the Care You Need with Sedation Dentistry

Between 9-20% of Americans experience some kind of dental anxiety. If you are one of those that do, sedation dentistry may be your solution. Dr. Low and Above & Beyond Dentistry & Implants in Battle Ground, Washington can help alleviate your anxiety and provide the gentlest care available.

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What Causes Dental Anxiety?

There are many reasons some people have dental phobia and anxiety. Some of the more common reasons include:

  • Fear of pain – Fear of pain is a top reason many Battle Ground residents avoid the dentist. This fear usually stems from an early dental experience that was upsetting or painful. Thanks to the many advances in dentistry over the years, most of today’s dental procedures are considerably less painful or even pain-free.
  • Fear of injections or fear the injection won’t work – Many people are terrified of needles, especially when the needle is inserted into a sensitive area like the mouth. Also, there is a common fear that once the anesthesia has been given, it won’t work.
  • Fear of side effects from anesthesia – Some people fear the potential side effects of anesthesia such as dizziness, feeling faint, or nausea. Others don’t like the numbness or “fat lip” associated with local anesthetics.
  • Feelings of helplessness and loss of control – It’s common for people to feel these emotions considering the situation – sitting in a dental chair with your mouth wide open, unable to see what’s going on. However, Dr. Low and his team understand the importance of trust and respect all patients’ boundaries. If you need or want to stop a procedure due to anxiety, let us know and we can help you through the moment.
  • Embarrassment and loss of personal space – Many people feel uncomfortable about the physical closeness of the dentist or hygienist to their face. Others may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth or possible mouth odors. Some have a sensitive gag reflex that prohibits them from being able to get through an appointment.

What can I do to alleviate my dental anxiety?

At Above & Beyond Dentistry & Implants, we want our patients to be comfortable, that is why we offer oral sedation. Oral sedation simply means you take a prescription pill prior to your visit to help you relax. The medication is a small, effective tranquilizer that helps people get past the fear enough to undergo treatment. Many patients remember very little about the appointment, others actually sleep through it! It has changed many patients’ lives as a result. If oral sedation is not enough, Dr. Low and his team work with an oral surgeon who can provide IV sedation as well.

“The whole staff was so personable and warm. Me being a dentaphobe, I went to a therapist to be able to come in. I felt no pain and feel comfortable to come in anytime with little to no fear. Thank you my new family dentist, Dr. Low.”

– Randy

Contact Us

If you are nervous about a dental visit but know it is time to give it a shot, we would be honored if you trusted our team to help you. Please take the first step and give us a call at (360) 369-4146.

Office Hours

Monday 8-5 | Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 7-4 | Thursday 7-4

(360) 369-4146
1908 NW 1st Way, Ste 105
Battle Ground, WA 98604