Visits to the dentist’s office have been unfairly maligned in popular culture. From Broadway musicals to horror movies, dentists are shown as sources of pain and terror. Of course, the truth is much different.
Dentists have no desire to cause pain. In fact, relieving his patients’ pain is one of Dr. Matt Thorne’s greatest joys. Still, he understands that dental procedures can be frightening and that dental anxiety is a common occurrence. For these reasons, Dr. Thorne is happy to offer sedation dentistry to patients in the Colleyville and Keller, TX areas.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry helps you feel relaxed and at ease for your dental procedure. While the sedation used is not the same as general anesthesia, you may very well fall asleep during your treatment and wake up to find it is all over. Dr. Thorne will be certain to use any required local anesthetic to prevent pain as well.
For safety, you will need a responsible adult to drive you home after any dental procedure using sedation. Your grogginess will wear off in a few hours, and Dr. Thorne’s staff will provide you with complete instructions. If you’re interested in dentistry without the anxiety, call Thorne Family Dentistry at (817) 503-8000 now. We will be happy to tell you more.