At this time of year, people often dress up as something scary. It may be a vampire or a mummy, a werewolf or a ghost.
In everyday life, we have seen that dental care can cause a lot of anxiety and fear. And few procedures cause as much anxiety as oral surgery.
Dr. David L. Ouellette understands why patients are concerned about this treatment. Regardless of why this is recommended, we want to put your mind at ease and to keep you as comfortable as possible.
That’s why we offer sedation at our Bryant, AR dentist office.
If you are in need of oral surgery or any other dental treatment, call 501-214-6126 today to learn how you can get through it with as little pain as possible.
When Dental Surgery Can Help
We appreciate that oral surgery is more invasive than most dental procedures. Whenever we can, we will recommend other options to deal with a problem. Preventive care can go a long way to helping you avoid issues like tooth infections. Wearing athletic mouthguards could help you avoid broken teeth.
Even so, some problems are unavoidable, and regardless of why you may be having issues, we want to take action to deal with them.
Tooth removal is one of the most common types of dental surgery. You may need this for a variety of reasons. A severely decayed, cracked, or broken tooth may not be saveable. If that is the case, your best option is removing the tooth and replacing it. A dental implant and crown can give you a complete tooth replacement that looks and feels like the real thing.
We also may recommend removing a tooth in preparation for another treatment. Sometimes baby teeth don’t fall out when they should. Other times teeth are crowded when they erupt. In either of these situations, teeth extractions could be beneficial before someone begins orthodontic treatment.
It’s also common for people to remove impacted teeth. This is a common issue for many people when their wisdom teeth erupt. If problematic wisdom teeth remain, that can increase the risk of pain, cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. By extracting your wisdom teeth, you could avoid a lifetime of oral health issues.
Make It Easier For Yourself
If you are expecting to undergo oral surgery, your comfort is an important part of your procedure to Dr. Ouellette. By taking advantage of our dental sedation options, you can remain pain-free during your procedure.
Inhaled sedation (laughing gas) offers a fast-acting option. Within minutes of breathing in this gas, you can feel the relaxation and remain pain-free during your procedure.
For something stronger and longer-lasting, many patients prefer oral sedation. By taking a dose of medication before your appointment, you can feel confident that you won’t feel a thing during your procedure.
Give Us A Call
If you are in need of tooth removal, please plan to visit Dr. Ouellette in Bryant, AR. We can keep you comfortable during your oral surgery, so you can get your smile back on track.