Myths Surrounding Conscious Sedation Are Debunked by Our Local Dentist

When it comes time to see your dentist, whether it be for a routine cleaning or a more invasive restorative procedure, it can lead to fear and anxiety in many people. Dentists like Dr. Jonathan Titus of Titus Dentistry understand this. That is why patients in the Pendleton, Indiana, area elect for oral conscious sedation for a more comfortable dental experience. For some, however, there is a hesitancy to undergo such therapy due to untrue myths they may have heard. Let’s look at some of these myths and why they are not true.

Dental Sedation Is Only for Those Who Are Scared of Pain

While oral conscious sedation is highly popular among patients who have anxiety or fear of pain associated with treatment, this is not the only application. Sedation is a highly effective option for patients who are about to undergo a lengthy procedure so they are able to remain comfortable throughout. It is also an excellent option for patients who have a gag reflex. Being relaxed will allow this reflex to be greatly reduced or even eliminated.

Sedation Is for Adults Only

Despite what you may have heard, sedation dentistry is not restricted based on your age group. Anybody, child or adult, can benefit from sedation dentistry. Conscious sedation is beneficial to children who may have extreme anxiety while undergoing dental treatment.

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You Will Immediately Fall Asleep

When looking at different cases of patients who undergo conscious sedation, the experience may differ from person to person. While some dentists offer various sedation options, conscious sedation will not knock you out. You will be very relaxed and “loopy,” but you will remain awake for the entirety of your procedure. This form of sedation will reduce any anxiety that may be present and make the experience very comfortable for you without putting you completely under.

If you would like to talk more about sedation options for your children, please call our Pendleton, IN, office today at (765) 358-5868.

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An alumnus of Purdue University and Indiana University School of Dentistry, Dr. Jonathan Titus is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He always prioritizes his patients by striving to provide the best possible dental care.

With the constant developments and changes in the industry, Dr. Titus makes sure to invest his time in continuous education and training from some of the most respected and skilled dental institutions. This is done to stay abreast of any dental practices and technology that may contribute to improving his efficiency and accuracy when treating his patients. Through this, he maintains his quality of work and exceeds his clients’ expectations.

Dr. Titus is presently a member of the Dawson Academy Alumni, American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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