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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
December 15, 2015
Category: Sedation Dentistry
Tags: dental anxiety   IV Sedation  

Find out about the benefits of sedation dentistry

The Benefits Of Sedation DentistryDo you suffer from anxiety, fear or have a dental phobia?  Do you have a nervous feeling that may include shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and butterflies in the stomach?  Did you have a bad experience in the past and it not affects how you act in a dental office?  Are you one of the 8% of Americans who totally avoid the deentist because of fear?

Did you know that there are people who are so fearful that they only go to the dental office when they are having an absollute emergency?  Did you know that women are twice as likely to have dental anxiety that men? 

Dental IV sedation is the answer to your problems.  Ot makes you feel calm and relaxed instead of being nervous.  It also allows the dentist to perform more treatment in a single visit and you will have little to no memory of the proceedure. 

IV sedation will induce a state of deep relaxation so yur fears will melt away.  You will be conscious and able to respond to questions but most likely will not remember doing it.  It is extremely safe and you are monitors by the dental staff.

The next time you need dental work done, consider sedation dentistry.  It is the way to make your dental visit as easy as possible.

To find out more about sedation dentistry, click here.  Call the office for an appointment at 270-442-0256 or click here.  Visit our Google+, YouTube and facebook pages.  #paducahkydentist

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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 07, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Professional basketball player Lamar Odom is sometimes known as “the candyman” because of his notorious fondness for sweets. But when his sweet tooth finally caught up with him — in the form of a mouthful of decayed teeth — the six-foot-ten-inch, 230-pound hoops star admitted that he had been avoiding treatment… because he was afraid of going to the dentist!

It took two Kardashians (Khloe and Kim) and a painful toothache to finally persuade Odom to sit in the chair. Once he did, it was found that he needed a root canal, a wisdom tooth extraction, and several fillings. Yet the fretful forward sailed through the whole set of procedures in a single visit, and walked out with a big smile afterward. How did his dentists make that happen?

Put it down to the “magic” of sedation dentistry. With anxiety-relieving medications that can be delivered orally (in pill form or by gas) or intravenously (into the bloodstream), the techniques of sedation dentistry can help even the most fearful patients get the dental care they need. That’s good news for about 50 percent of the population, who admit they’re at least somewhat afraid of the dentist — and even better for the 15 percent who avoid dental care completely due to their fear.

Dentists have a number of ways to ease apprehensive patients through a dental visit. An oral anti-anxiety drug can be given in pill form about an hour beforehand. Nitrous oxide (sometimes called “laughing gas”), which is administered by a mask placed over the mouth or nose, may also be used to relieve anxiety. The calming effects of these medications help make any nervousness melt away — and in many circumstances, mild sedation is all that’s needed to ease the fear.

For lengthier or more complex procedures, intravenous (IV) sedation may be recommended. Unlike deeper (unconscious) sedation, IV sedation doesn’t cause “sleep.” Instead, it puts you in a comfortable semi-awake state, where you can still breathe on your own and respond to stimuli… but without feeling any anxiety. And when the procedure is over, you probably won’t have any memory of it at all.

IV sedation can be administered by dentists who are specially trained and equipped with the proper safety equipment. While sedation is being provided, you will be monitored at all times by a dedicated staff member; when it’s over, you will rest for a while as the medication quickly wears off. Then (as is the case with oral sedation), you’ll need another person to give you a ride home.

Does sedation dentistry really work? Lamar Odom thinks so. “I feel so much better,” he said when his 7-hour procedure was over. “I feel like I accomplished something.”

If you would like more information about sedation dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Oral Sedation Dentistry.”

By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
June 17, 2015
Category: Sedation Dentistry

I can't relax in the dental chair

Really! You can relax in the dentist chairDoes the thought of having you teeth cleaned break you out in a full body sweat?  Does the sound of the dental drill send shivers down your spine?  Do you always wait until you have a full blown toothache before ever setting foot in a dental office?  You are not the only one!  Having dental fear or having a dental phobia is very common.  Everyday we hear a story from someone who has had a bad experience in a dental office.  We have something that will change your dental life.

Make It Easy With Sedation! 

You see that term in many of our marketing pieces and it is absolutely true.  Why put yourself through another terrible experience?  Why have you treatment done and stress yourself to no end?  Sedation it truely the answer of your dreams.  We even make easier than you imagine.  You will receive two pills at your consultation appointment.  You take one the night before as a sleeping aid, so you rest well the night before.  Then you take the second pill one hour before you dental appointment.  This one makes it easy to walk in the door and sit in the dental chair.  You IV start will be much smoother and then it is clear sailing.  In fact, many people tell us they don't even remember being at the office or that they just remember walking into the room and that is it.

Sedation dentistry uses very common medications used by hospitals for years.  The safety record of sedation is outstanding.  So the next time you need dental treatment, don't beat yourself up with all stresses yo know you are going to have.  Don't break out into a sweat and raise your blood pressure throught the roof.  Do yourself a favor and Make It Easy With Sedation!

If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, click here.  To make an appointment with Bohle Family Dentstry, click here.  Visit our Google+ and YouTube page.  #paducahkydentist

sedation dentistry

Are dental fears keeping you from having a healthy mouth?
•Are you looking for a pain free, anxiety free experience?
•Are you afraid of going to the dentist?
•Does the thought of a dental injection frighten you?
•Has it been a long time since your last dental appointment due to dental anxiety?
•Do you have sensitive teeth and gums?
•Are you immune to traditional methods of numbing techniques?
•Do you have a limited time to complete your dental care?
•Do you have complex dental problems?
•Do you gag easily?
•Do you want to have the best dental experience possible?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then conscious sedation dentistry is for you!

Who Benefits from Conscious Sedation Dentistry?

•Anyone who has fear and anxiety about dental treatment of any kind.
•Anyone who has put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties.
•Anyone who wants to have all their dental care completed in one or two visits.
•Anyone who wants to be treated in a relaxed, caring and comfortable environment. 

Call Bohle Family Dentistry at 270-442-0256 or request an appointment.