When I discuss sedation dentistry with new Anchorage cosmetic dentistry patients, I encounter many misconceptions. The purpose of today’s Excellence In Dentistry dentistry article is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about dental sedation.

Myth #1: With Anchorage Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious

Some nervous Anchorage dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. At Excellence In Dentistry, we offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep. With oral sedation you are relaxed but not totally knocked out. When we need to ask an Anchorage dental sedation patient a question during the treatment, the patient is able to hear, understand, and respond.

Myth #2: Anchorage Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment

Anchorage anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous Anchorage sedation dentistry clients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.

Myth #3: Most Alaska Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Anchorage Conscious Sedation

Some Anchorage dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your Alaska dental insurance benefits.

Myth #4: Anchorage Sedation Dentistry Is Still Experimental

Anchorage cosmetic dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. Excellence In Dentistry meets all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans and thousands of Alaska dental patients have safely received sedation for dental treatment.

For more information about anxiety-free dentistry, contact Excellence In Dentistry at Home or (907) 349-0022 today to schedule a sedation consultation with sedation dentist Dr. Johnson.