Dr. Sameet Koppikar and his compassionate team at Biltmore Dental Center, offer residents of Phoenix, Glendale, and the surrounding areas, comfortable sedation dentistry. Although most people think of sedation as an option for those who have dental fears, many types of patients can benefit from the relaxation it provides.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Patients with dental phobia – Some people who have dental phobia will avoid care even when they are suffering from serious, painful oral conditions. Dr. Koppikar’s gentle approach to dentistry and the relaxation achieved with sedation allow phobic patients get the dental care they need.
- Fearful or anxious patients – Some patients who have a degree of dental anxiety skip regular checkups and postpone treatment as long as possible. This can lower their level of oral health and require a more extensive process than would have been necessary if the problem had been treated promptly. Sedation dentistry encourages anxious patients to maintain regular dental care.
- Those who have a sensitive gag reflex – Some have a strong gag reflex, which can turn dental treatment into an agonizing and embarrassing experience. Sedation can minimize a gag reflex, especially if it is aggravated by anxiety.
- Those who have busy schedules – In today’s fast-paced world, people have trouble finding time in their schedules to get the dental treatments they need. Sedation allows multiple treatments to be completed in a single extended visit.
- Anesthetic resistant patients – Not all patients respond equally to local anesthetic. Some people cannot become fully numbed. Sedation can relieve their anxiety and increase their pain threshold, allowing them to receive dental care comfortably.
- Patients who need invasive treatments – Sedation is generally recommended for oral surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, multiple extractions, gum contouring, implant placement, scaling and root planning, and root canal therapy.
Dr. Koppikar believes that dental patients should be offered the same level of comfort that medical patients have received for years. He offers sedation provided by a dental anesthesiologist who has received advanced training and is board certified. Don’t let anxiety, medical conditions, or other issues prevent you from enjoying good oral health. Call (602) 954-8200 and schedule an appointment today.