InfoJune 18, 2015 · Health
Dr. Michael McClure Helps Patients Overcome Fear and Anxiety with Oral Sedation
An estimated 1 in 7 Americans struggles with some extent of dental anxiety or fear, often leading them to put off much needed dental care or avoid it altogether. Dr. Michael McClure, general dentist in Jacksonville, FL at the Jacksonville Center for Restorative Dentistry is helping patients overcome their dental fear and anxiety and finally receive much needed dental care with the help of oral sedation.Press Release VideoLoading the player...Details(prREACH)
An estimated 1 in 7 Americans struggle with some extent of dental anxiety or fear, often leading them to put off much needed dental care or avoid it altogether. Dr. Michael McClure, general dentist in Jacksonville, FL at the Jacksonville Center for Restorative Dentistry is helping patients overcome their dental fear and anxiety and finally receive much needed dental care with the help of oral sedation.
Oral sedation, referred to by some as sleep dentistry, is one of the most effective ways to help those who struggle with dental fear or anxiety finally feel comfortable about getting treated in a dental chair without anxiety or panic attacks. Oral sedation is as simple as taking an aspirin and in many cases, patients donâ€™t remember much, if any, of their dental appointment.
Contrary to the name, oral sedation does not completely sedate the patient, rather, it induces a heightened sense of relaxation. It is a safe and easy solution to help patients become less aware of the sights, smells, and sounds of the dental office that traditionally trigger their fear or anxiety. With oral conscious sedation, patients are still awake and can respond if needed.
Patients who are candidates for oral sedation simply pick up the doctor-prescribed medication at a nearby pharmacy and take it prior to their appointment. The sedative lasts for the duration of treatment and may take a few hours to wear off after the patient has been driven home by someone else.
Oral sedation is an effective solution for patients who require multiple procedures to be completed at once. Rather than having to make multiple visits to the dentist office, patients who undergo oral sedation can endure several hours in the dental chair without remembering much of it after the fact. It is also an effective solution for patients who have an extra sensitive gag reflex.
As an experienced sedation dentist in Jacksonville, Dr. McClure also offers other forms of sedation based on the specific needs of the patient. These include IV sedation, anxiolysis, and nitrous oxide.
Dr. Michael McClure is one of the most experienced general and cosmetic dentists in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for more than 15 years. He is one of less than 700 dentists in the United States to achieve a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a preferred Invisalign dentist in Jacksonville, FL and is a member of numerous professional dental associations.
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