As much as 15 percent of the population avoids seeing the dentist out of fear, putting their oral health at risk. If you have avoided dental care, Dr. Richard Weigand in Spokane, WA can help. As a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, he has dedicated more than 30 years to improving the smiles and lives of patients. Seeing that dental phobia affects so many patients, Dr. Weigand offers sedation dentistry to help everyone get the care they need.
The dentist for fearful patients
Dr. Weigand offers several levels of sedation to suit each patient’s unique needs and fears. While there are procedures commonly associated with each type, at Richard D Weigand DDS, every treatment plan is customizable.
Local anesthetic is an injected numbing agent often used for fillings and general restorative procedures. Dr. Weigand administers local anesthetic with a revolutionary vibration technique. This method is virtually painless, employing vibrational energy to keep pain impulses from reaching the brain. Patients are amazed at how easy numbing can be.
Oral sedation may be recommended for crowns, bridges, and some cosmetic procedures. The patient simply takes a pill prior to the appointment to relax before and during treatment. Some patients may even doze off. The patient is conscious but feels comfortable and unconcerned.
IV sedation dentistry or general anesthesia can be good choices for complex, lengthy, or multiple procedures such as full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Weigand works with an anesthesiologist who comes into the office when needed. This deeper level of sedation renders the patient unconscious during the procedure.
Benefits of sedation dentistry in Spokane, WA
- Little or no memory of treatment
- Feel relaxed emotionally and physically
- Helps to overcome dental anxiety
- Helpful for active gag reflex, sensitive teeth, fear of needles, or fear of drilling
Are you one of the countless individuals in the Spokane, WA area looking for “sedation dentistry near me” to get oral health back on track? Call (509) 485-8620 for painless dentistry at Richard D Weigand DDS.