Keeping your smile healthy is important, but experiencing anxiety when entering the oral surgery practice may make it difficult to receive the care you need. Many who experience dental anxiety tend to put off their dental appointments or not go at all.
At Premier Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Fresno, we understand your concerns when you come to our practice and we want to make your time here pleasant. While there is no way around needing to see an oral surgeon for procedures such as implant placement or wisdom teeth extraction, there are ways to make your visit a comfortable one.
Tell Us Your Concerns
Talk to our oral surgeon during the consultation and express what causes you discomfort during the process. Sharing your concerns allows our oral surgeons and staff to be especially compassionate when performing any examination or procedure. Our professional staff will not keep you in the dark when it comes to your visit; we will go step-by-step on everything that is going to happen within your time at our practice.
Don’t Be Afraid to Take Breaks
Speak to your dental assistant or oral surgeon before the start of the appointment and set up a system that indicates when you would like to take a break. Establishing a hand gesture or signal that can be quickly understood is important to let our professional staff know that you would like to pause your treatment and resume once again when you feel ready. Taking breaks can help restore comfort by giving you the freedom to receive treatment at your own pace.
Sedation is an Option
Our oral surgery practice is dedicated to providing a relaxing experience. If coming to visit our oral surgeons and receiving treatment continually makes you feel tense or causes fear, dental sedation is an option available to you. We provide IV sedation and general anesthesia depending on the type of procedure you are undergoing. IV sedation keeps you conscious but gives you no memory of treatment while leaving you responsive and feeling relaxed. General anesthesia is the deepest level of sedation and renders patients unconscious. Your dosage is controlled by an experienced anesthesiologist and you are monitored from the start until you awaken.
More Information to Keep You at Ease
Call and schedule an appointment to talk to our dental team today at our Premier Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants office in Fresno, California. Find out how our professional staff will alleviate your dental anxiety and keep you comfortable throughout your dental experience.