With approximately 1 in 7 Americans experiencing some sort of fear or anxiety about dental visits, Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick, cosmetic and pediatric dentist in Encino, CA believes that sedation dentistry is the key to helping patients achieve happy, healthy smiles. Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick offers various methods of sedation at his practice, and has seen the difference it makes in encouraging patients to receive regular dental care.
Encino, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/20/2014 -- With approximately 1 in 7 Americans experiencing some sort of fear or anxiety about dental visits, Dr Craig Glick, cosmetic and pediatric dentist in Encino , CA believes that sedation dentistry is the key to helping patients achieve happy, healthy smiles.
Dr Craig Glick offers various methods of sedation at his practice, and has seen the difference it makes in encouraging patients to receive regular dental care. “For some patients, their fear or anxiety about the dentist is enough to completely avoid appointments altogether, or not get the regular treatments that are vital for a completely healthy smile,” said Dr Craig Glick , cosmetic dentist in Encino, CA. “With sedation dentistry, our patients are able to have a dramatically improved experience at our office without feelings of stress or anxiety. And for many patients, we’re able to get more treatments done at once while still allowing them to feel comfortable.”
Dr Craig Glick offers two variations of dental sedation at his office: nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas,” and oral conscious sedation, also referred to as “relaxation dentistry,” or “sleep dentistry. Nitrous oxide is a perfectly safe, sweet-smelling gas that is administered to the patient throughout their treatment with a small over-the-nose mask. When inhaled, this gas produces feelings of tranquility and well-being, with some even describing it as a sense of giddiness. Nitrous oxide treatments don’t produce any side effects, and the sedation effects wear off within about five minutes of treatment.
Oral conscious sedation is completed by providing the patient with a prescription prior to their treatment, such as Valium or Ativan. Patients simply take the pill 1-2 hours before treatment and have someone else drive them to and from the appointment. During their treatment, patients are less aware of sights, smells, sounds, and pain, but are still conscious and able to respond if necessary. Many patients who undergo oral conscious sedation don’t remember much, if any, of their appointment.
In addition to sedation dentistry, Dr Craig Glick and his staff provide a variety of other services at their practice to help patients achieve and maintain peak oral health. Dr Craig Glick is a qualified dental implants dentist in Encino, CA for patients with missing, broken, or failing teeth. He is also an emergency dentist in Encino, CA for those needing dental care outside of regular business hours.
About Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick and His Team
Dentist Encino was established in 1994 and became the first full-time dental practice in the Encino community. Dentist Encino provides a full range of dental services for everyone from children to seniors, including preventive dentistry, restorative/cosmetic dentistry, ultimate smile makeovers, dental Implants, surgery, full and partial dentures, and treatment for gum disease. To better serve the needs of Encino’s growing population, Dentist Encino’s staff also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. To learn more about Dentist Encino, visit the web site at http://www.drcraigglickdds.com/