Dental anxieties and phobias are very real and serious conditions. They not only impair a patient’s ability to achieve or maintain their most attractive and healthy smiles, they can affect long-term health and wellness. Patients may avoid regularly scheduled appointments to the dentist because of a fear of discomfort, lack of control or personal space, or a sensitive gag reflex, which prohibits them from holding their mouths open for extended periods.
Annual or twice yearly dental visits are not just necessary for professional cleaning. At Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, Dr. Sameet Koppikar and our friendly and professional dental team conduct extensive assessment and examination, which includes screening for health concerns such as gum disease and oral cancer.
Because Dr. Koppikar believes that every patient deserves gentle, effective, and safe dental care for optimal oral health, Biltmore Dental Center offers a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, the state of the art technologies and equipment, same day restorations, and advanced, conservative treatments, including sedation dentistry.
Even patients who do not suffer from dental anxiety can benefit from sedation dentistry. Gentle relaxation of the muscles can help a patient remain comfortable during longer or multiple restorations, reducing stiffness, soreness, or dental chair fatigue.
A board-certified dental physician and surgeon, Dr. Koppikar offer a complete compilation of advanced dental care and services to ensure our patients’ ultimate comfort and convenience. Dr. Koppikar works in conjunction with our board-certified dental anesthesiologist to develop a customized sedation plan.
Oral sedation has several benefits, such as:
- Patients can remain conscious but relaxed, or may drift in and out of gentle sleep
- Patients can communicate as needed
- The prescription pill reduces anxiety and has a subtle and temporary amnesia effect, limiting memory of the exact procedure
- Affordable cost
- Patients can develop a trusting and comfortable relationship with their dental team
To find out how oral sedation and sedation dentistry can help you to receive the dental care that you require and deserve, contact Biltmore Dental Center today. Appointment may be scheduled by calling us at
(602) 954-8200 or by request through our online scheduling system. We are located in Phoenix at 4202 N. 32nd Street.