Dental anxiety and the more severe dental phobia affect a significant portion of the population. Today’s Cascade Endodontics blog post answers some questions asked about this vital topic. What are the long-term consequences of dental anxiety and dental phobia? The most dangerous consequence is when a dental phobic patient delays dental care until a pain…
At Cascade Endodontics, we make it our business not only to provide our Orem and Provo patients with the expert dental care they need, but to help them feel comfortable in the process. Most of our patients are pleasantly surprised at how little pain they experience getting endodontic treatment from Dr. Jon Jenson.
There are many types of sedation dentistry and they offer different benefits to patients. Here at Cascade Endodontics, we offer three levels of sedation and will work with you to figure out what approach will best fit your situation.
If you have dental fear and or anxiety you could be a good candidate for oral conscious sedation. Other qualifications can include:
sensitive gag reflex
sore jaw muscles
high pain sensitivity
difficulty numbing with local anesthetic
back or neck pain
difficulty controlling movement
previous traumatic dental experiences
discomfort sitting for long periods of time
Patients often have questions regarding whether or not they would be able to take advantage of sedation dentistry during their root canal procedures. The truth is – most patients qualify for dental sedation.
What is sedation dentistry? A sedation dentist most commonly administers dental sedation to patients in the form of a pill or IV sedation prior to their appointment. This sedation medication works as a sedative and anxiety medication to help you feel calm and relaxed during your procedure. Does dental sedation make you fall asleep? Although…
Most cosmetic dentists and endodontic practices do all they can to make your dental visit comfortable by providing amenities such as your choice of music and DVDs. By visiting a sedation dentist, your level of relaxation is taken to a new level. For many people, visiting the dentist can be difficult because of anxiety or…
The words ‘root canal’ and ‘relaxing’ aren’t commonly used together. But Dr. Jon Jenson at Cascade Endodontics is working to change that stereotype. If you are in need of root canal therapy, Dr. Jenson offers a comfortable, painless treatment to relieve pain from an infected tooth. Many of our dental patients experience extreme dental phobia…
Some people love watching scary movies, because their fear becomes a rush. Their heart races, they jump at every small noise and their adrenaline pumps as the onscreen plot develops. In a movie theater these reactions may be fun and exciting but what about at an appointment with your dentist or endodontist? If you experience…