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Marion Sedation Dentistry

Visiting the dentist is one of the most common phobias among American adults, and it can be so severe that patients avoid necessary check-ups and allow oral health to fall into disarray. Here at Bruner Dental, Dr. Bruner, Dr. Root, Dr. Sneed, and Dr. Tinsley are all dedicated to helping you feel safe and relaxed throughout your procedure. For patients who suffer from moderate to severe dental-related anxiety, we make this goal a reality with sedation dentistry.

How does sedation dentistry work?

First, contact our Marion, IN office right away to discuss sedation options with our team and decide the best course of action. We determine if you’re the right candidate by taking factors like medical history and any current prescriptions, and how strong sedation should be to accommodate your needs into account. Once this process is complete, we provide a prescription for a sedative you’ll take at a pre-determined time before your appointment.

Once you’ve arrived at our practice (escorted by a trusted family member or friend) and are completely sedated, it’s possible you’ll drift off to sleep. This is fine, and our team monitors your vital signs throughout the procedure. Once we’ve completed your care, your escort takes you home and keeps an eye on you until the sedation has worn off completely.

There are a few side-effects associated with sedation dentistry, including post-operative soreness, retrograde partial or full amnesia (meaning that you can’t remember anything about the procedure itself), hiccups, and dry mouth. In general, oral sedatives are very safe and serious incidents are rare.

Your comfort and satisfaction are always top priorities for our team. Contact Bruner Dental if you have any questions about our services, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We’re located in Marion, IN, and we also welcome patients from Jonesboro, Gas City, and beyond.