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Do you or a family member suffer from dental anxiety? If you answered "yes," then you are not alone. Over half of the population has dental fear or anxiety: from people who feel slight discomfort, to those who are so terrified they can't step foot in a dental office.
Robertsdale Dental Care understands each person's dental anxiety is unique, and we know that it is a real concern. We are able to alleviate those feelings of fear and anxiety with IV Sedation Dentistry, and by giving our patients the personalized care they need.
Do you or a family member suffer from dental anxiety? If you answered "yes," then you are not alone.Request Appointment
IV sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who experience dental anxiety. The more comfortable our patients are during their visits, the better they can receive the dental care that they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy. We find that IV sedation dentistry patients become less apprehensive about making and keeping appointments, and sometimes no longer need IV sedation dentistry with subsequent dental visits.
When patients know that they can relax through dental treatment without feeling fearful, patients find the prospect of dental care more appealing. Some of the advantages associated with IV sedation dentistry are:
Anxiety is alleviated
Few side effects
We can accomplish more, reducing the number of visits
Safe and pain-free
IV Sedation dentistry is popular because in most cases the sedative is so remarkably effective that a patient is unable to recall details afterward.
Intravenous sedation is considered a moderate type of sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, which also is delivered intravenously, IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation where the patient is always able to respond to our communication. We administer IV sedation via direct injection into the bloodstream, and the effects are immediate.
Patients will continue to feel sedated when the IV sedatives are withdrawn. This is why we require you to have a designated driver to and from the appointment.
Safety and comfort are two essential aspects of any dental treatment, and IV sedation dentistry satisfies both.
Dr. Jason Northcutt is a lifelong resident of Alabama. He graduated from Haleyville High School in 1989 and continued his education at Auburn University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1993. Following Auburn, Dr. Northcutt attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry from 1994-1997 and completed his dental degree.
He continues to learn more every year through lectures and advanced continuing education classes. Dr. Northcutt is a member of the The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the South Baldwin Dental Study Club. He received his Sedation Certification in 2004 from the University of Alabama Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Most of all, Dr. Northcutt brings kindness and understanding to dental medicine, helping to restore each patient's confidence, achieve better health and happiness.
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Relief from your dental issue and from the anxiety that often accompanies dental problems is at the heart of Robertsdale Dental Care.
Robertsdale Dental Care understands your issue, including the emotions that can surround dental health. We long to offer kindness and comfort to fellow humans. Regardless of what makes you "you," we welcome you here.
Our hygienists and dental assistant staff have an average of 15 years of experience. Including the doctors, we have a combined 236 years of dental health practice.
We recognize and know that many patients experience dental anxiety. We're here to help. We have multiple sedation options to help make sure your experience is enjoyable, and we always communicate what to expect.
Our dental assistant staff and hygienists have an average of 15 years of experience. Including the doctors, we have a combined 236 years of dental health practice.
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