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Are you afraid of the dentist? As you probably know, many people suffer from similar concerns about visiting the dentist. In fact, nearly half of all Americans have some type of dental anxiety. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider to help you deal with your anxiety. One option we recommend is dental sedation.

However, there are a few different levels of sedation you should know about. For example, you could consider conscious sedation. As you’ve probably guessed, with this type of sedation you’ll be able to respond to our dentist verbally and physically. However, you could also need minimal sedation. If this form of sedation is right for you, you will still be able to respond to our dentist, though your coordination will probably be impaired.

Still, if these solutions aren’t enough, you could need stronger sedation. With stronger forms of sedation, you’ll still be able to respond to our team’s verbal requests, but probably not physical ones. Still, if stronger forms of sedation are necessary, you may be able to respond to stimulation, but will probably be in a deep sleep.

Do you have more questions about dental sedation? Do you wonder if you’re even a good candidate for it? Are you simply hoping to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thinh Ho? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Olympia Dental Group at 360-943-4777. We will be happy to address any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.