Relieving Dental Anxiety − Tulsa & Sand Springs OKDr. Justin Emami on sedation options Read Transcript
IV sedation is something that has changed the world of dentistry. It is definitely something that we have been able to implement here at Galleria of Smiles to make sure that we're able to take care of the patients who are petrified, who are scared, who are concerned about receiving dental treatments, no matter what the treatment. If you're concerned about getting a cleaning done, I have a solution for you: IV sedation or even oral sedation. The ways and techniques that we've been able to use have been able to reduce the fear of patients so that they're able to come in and they're able to get cleanings, they're able to get their appropriate exams, they're able to receive the treatments that they need.
Like I said, big or small, IV sedation has been something that's changed our world. It's been able to create an experience where an individual extremely concerned, or even concerned a little bit, we've been able to remove that completely with sedation options. We've been able to relax patients and make it that they were once unable to ever see a dentist, whether they've had bad experiences in the past or they've just always been scared of the dentist, completely gone. Completely gone.
We have so many individuals, too, who are scared to walk through my doors, so call me. I have patients who I do phone call interviews over the phone. We set up the plan over the phone so you don't even have to step foot in our office so we can set up a customized plan based off of your concerns, based off of your past experiences to make sure that we can remove those fears, to make sure that we can take care of you, because I want to take care of every single individual. Whether your fear is great or your fear is little, I can remove that. We are able to achieve the goal of health together in a way that you need to be taken care of, every single individual.
We don't just base this off of old experiences. We base it off of you, what your fear is and what your concern is, because being healthy is very important to many, many people, myself included. We want to make sure that if you want to be healthy, or you want to receive these complex procedures, you're wanting to receive dental implants, you're wanting to receive even orthodontics, we have been able to put patients with an IV sedation technique into a state of comfort to make sure they're extremely relaxed or even pushing them into deeper sedation to make sure that they are completely exactly what's going on and we've been able to take care of every single need.
So many people are so surprised the things that we're able to achieve. We're able to put people under IV sedation. We're able to pull wisdom teeth. We're able to place braces all in one visit. I mean, it is just amazing. Patients go to sleep, and then whenever they wake back up they don't remember what happened, but they have everything done. It's amazing, it's beautiful, and it's made dentistry that much easier.
We work wonderfully whenever patients are not concerned, and my biggest thing whenever it comes to me being a dentist is making sure that the experience that every individual receives here is nothing but the best. This is top-of-the-line things that we're able to provide patients and the amazing thing that I can say is that your fear no longer has to be the thing that's holding you back from receiving treatment. I love people and whenever people are not scared, whenever people are happy, it's beautiful. It's amazing what we're able to do here.
If you have dental anxiety, you need to be treated by a dentist knowledgeable in sedation and anesthesiology. Fortunately, Galleria of Smiles has two:
- Dr. M. Emami at our Sand Springs, OK dental office completed a fellowship with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
- Dr. Justin Emami at our Tulsa, OK dental office is involved with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA), and Dental organization for Conscious Sedation.
No matter which of our locations you visit, you will receive kind, compassionate care that minimizes your dental anxiety. Through sedation dentistry, you can experience your treatments comfortably because Galleria of Smiles treats your dental anxiety with sedation first, and then takes on the task of treating your teeth.
IV Sedation To Completely Relax You
Galleria of Smiles can keep you comfortable with IV sedation. IV sedation requires special certification and is our deepest level of dental sedation.
You can think of being under IV sedation as entering a dreamlike state. You’ll still be conscious, just less present. If you have any memories from your treatment, they will be in soft focus. The less you remember from your treatment, the less likely you are to experience future dental anxiety over time.
IV sedation is a popular choice for patients undergoing longer or more involved procedures such as same day smiles, implant therapy, full-mouth reconstruction, oral surgery, and gum recession treatment. You’ll want to arrange for a ride home following your treatment, as the effects of IV sedation can take a while to wear off.
For lighter sedation, we also offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide. Oral sedation is a pill we prescribe you, which will allow you to arrive at our dental office already in a relaxed state. And like IV sedation, you’ll need a ride home from our dental office.
Nitrous oxide is our lightest level of dental sedation. You’ll breathe it in, and it will make you feel warm and happy, but it will wear off shortly after your treatment is complete.
We can also use local anesthesia to numb the area of your mouth we’re working on.
Caring Staff & Comfort Menu To Ease Dental Anxiety
From our Galleria of Smiles dental professionals, you can expect treatment with a gentle touch and a phone call checking in on you following your procedure. If you’re nervous about your trip to the dentist, we’re happy to book you a private room or a longer appointment window – just let us know!
We also offer a few items on our comfort menu to keep you cozy:
- Stress balls
And headphones for listening to music, comedy, or the positive news of the day.