Dentistry in Norman, Oklahoma
Despite advances in tools and anesthesia, dental fear remains one of the most common phobias. If you're anxious about dental visits, you need a gentle dentist who shares your concerns. At our dental office, we take extra measures to ensure our patients are comfortable throughout their visit, and we offer sedation dentistry to encourage deep relaxation.
Sedation dentistry has been dubbed sleep dentistry by many, because patients often drift in and out of sleep while under sedation. However, it's important to know that you won't be completely "knocked out." With sedation dentistry, you'll enter a "twilight state," meaning that you'll be between wakefulness and slumber. Dr. Carmen can easily arouse you at any time, and you'll be able to respond to the doctor's questions, though you'll remember little from the actual procedure.
Sedation dentistry is great for patients who have:
- Anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist
- Time constraints
- A sensitive gag reflex
- Difficulty numbing with local anesthetic
- Neck or back pain that prevents them from resting comfortably
Dr. Carmen received his sedation dentistry certification with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the nation's leading association dedicated to helping people overcome dental fear. He provides nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, and he works with an anesthesiologist who administers IV sedation at our Norman, Oklahoma dental office. Dr. Carmen will consult with you regarding the right method of sedation for you, and he will thoroughly explain what to expect on the day of treatment.
You can trust us with your smile. Call today to reserve your sedation dentistry consultation with Norman dentist Dr. Bobby Carmen. Patients from Norman, Moore, the University of Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma, and beyond visit us for quality dental care.