If the thought of visiting your local dentist makes you feel overly anxious or fearful, you’re certainly not alone. Countless children and adults alike suffer from mild to severe dental phobia, and as a result, oral health can be neglected to a dangerous degree, resulting in advanced tooth decay, gum disease, and other painful consequences. If you or a family member regularly avoid dental care, consider paying our Canton office a visit. The Dentistry at Hickory Flat team always prioritizes your comfort, and Dr. Joonkyu Hwang, Dr. Brian Lee and Dr. Katherine Lee are happy to offer sedation dentistry as an additional method for calming nerves and creating a relaxing atmosphere.
Oral sedation comes in the form of medication, which should be taken at a recommended time before your appointment is set to begin. It will help you reach a state of genuine calmness while allowing you to also remain conscious and able to respond to any questions or requests from our dentists. We do require that patients undergoing oral sedation arrange for someone to pick them up following their procedure, as you will be incapable of driving yourself home.