CHARLOTTE, NC - While dental anxiety is quite common among patients, new amenities may help create a calming, friendly environment. At Bateman Family Dentistry, Dr. Richard Bateman utilizes sedation dentistry to help his patients relax and enjoy their dental visits. Sedation dentistry refers to the use of anesthesia during treatment, which helps patients reach a relaxed state, almost like sleep.
"Sedation is often used during procedures that require an extensive amount of time in the treatment chair, and is ideal for patients who experience dental phobia or have difficulty controlling their movements. Many forms of sedation are used to alleviate anxiety or put patients in a sleep-like state, so that little is felt or remembered from the procedure," said Dr. Richard Bateman, a South Charlotte dentist at Bateman Family Dentistry.
There are different types and degrees of dental sedation available. The sedation dentistry technique recommended by Dr. Bateman will depend upon the treatment being performed and the degree of the patient's dental anxiety. Dr. Richard Bateman, a dentist in South Charlotte, will be able to tell you if you are a candidate for moderate sedation with oral sedatives or nitrous oxide, or deep sedation with intravenous medication.
The most commonly used form of sedation is oral sedation, which requires no needles. Oral sedation maintains an active level of consciousness for safety and cooperation. During oral sedation patients are not asleep, but are in a relaxed state of mind. Next, Dr. Bateman may also recommend inhalation sedation, which is also known as laughing gas or nitrous oxide. This form of sedation is a very safe and mild gas that allows people to feel less apprehensive during treatment at Bateman Family Dentistry. Like oral sedation, inhalation sedation is also a commonly used form of sedation to eliminate dental anxiety.
Intravenous (IV) sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered about what is going on around a patient. The onset of action with IV sedation is very rapid and the dosage can be tailored to meet a patient's individual needs. IV sedation is both highly effective and highly reliable. By visiting Dr. Bateman at Bateman Family Dentistry, patients will be able to receive the sedation method that would best meet their individual needs and treatment options.
As a sedation dentist in South Charlotte, Dr. Richard Bateman maintains the ability to properly treat his patients by eliminating their fears through sedation dentistry. Patients can undergo treatments for an array of procedures without experiencing dental anxiety with the help of Dr. Bateman and sedation dentistry.
For more information on sedation dentistry and Bateman Family Dentistry, patients can visit the practice's website at http://www.batemanfamilydentistry[dot]com/.
About Bateman Family Dentistry: Since 1984, Bateman Family Dentistry has been working with patients to provide the best dental care for patients in the South Charlotte area. Bateman Family Dentistry is owned and operated by Dr. Richard Bateman. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Joining Dr. Bateman at Bateman Family Dentistry is Dr. George Getz, who earned his Bachelor degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bateman Family Dentistry offers services in veneers, sedation dentistry and dental implants, among others.
10009 Park Cedar Dr. Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28210
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