High-Fear Dental Patients in Sacramento No Longer Need to Be Afraid
Roughly half of all Americans see the dentist regularly. Dr. Hoang Truong hopes to change that by helping people with fear of the dentist. She and her team received special training for oral conscious sedation.
PRLog - Oct. 1, 2012 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Ninety million people in the U.S. don’t see a dentist because of fear.
One million other people have conquered that same fear with a safe and effective treatment called oral sedation dentistry. It’s not just a trend. It’s a new level of dental care.
Oral sedation dentistry has drawn the attention of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and it has even been featured on Good Morning America.
The Natomas neighborhood in Sacramento, Calif., is one of the growing areas to have a trained sedation dentist (http://www.gatewaydentalsmiles.com/) available locally. Dr. Hoang Truong and her team have completed a comprehensive and rigorous training program in oral sedation dentistry through the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). Dr. Truong is proud to offer the service and says, “We’re honored to have the opportunity to help the people in our community with this beneficial treatment. Patients no longer have to be afraid of the dentist.”
DOCS, which was founded by Drs. Michael D. Silverman and Anthony S. Feck, has successfully trained over 10,000 dental professionals in the United States and Canada.
The process for patients is simple. After a careful review of their medical history, a qualified sedation dentist will choose the appropriate medication(s) and level of sedation to best meet the patient’s needs. Driven to their appointment by a companion, the patient will most likely take a single pill before arriving at the office on the day of their treatment. More medication may be given depending on the type of procedures being performed and the duration of the appointment. When treatment is complete and the patient is ready to go home, their companion drives them back and stays with them until they are fully recovered (about 4-10 hours). Due to the amnesic properties of many of the medications, patients have little-to-no memory of their time in the dental chair by the next day.
To learn more about sedation dentistry (http://www.gatewaydentalsmiles.com/), call Dr. Hoang Truong at (916) 649-0249 or visit her website at http://www.GatewayDentalSmiles.com. She and her team will be happy to answer any questions and discuss oral sedation dentistry treatment with you. You can also go to the consumer website SedationCare.com to learn more.