It’s no secret that root canals have gotten a bad rap. Back when dentistry began, people with no medical training would perform oral surgery. Barbers often doubled as surgeons. Thankfully that practice is long gone. There have been incredible advancements in dentistry in the last hundred years. Dentist undergo years of training to provide general […]
Sweaty Palms. Increased Heartbeat. The urge to flee. An estimated 15% of dental patients experience some level of dental anxiety when it’s time for a dental checkup. This anxiety can be a result of a number of factors but no matter the cause, it keeps patients from receiving the dental care that they need. If […]
Many of our Cascade Endodontics patients put off seeing their regular dentist because of fear or anxiety about dental care. This becomes a larger problem because something that might have been a small issue develops into a bigger problem that ends up needing endodontic care. If you put off necessary dental care because of fear […]
Do you avoid going to the dentist because of dental anxiety? Many people have now discovered a simpler way to get that needed root canal—sedation dentistry.
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.