Plano, TexasHealthy Mouth
Many people avoid the dentist because of fear or anxiety. If this describes you, sedation dentistry may be the solution you need. Dr. Ragnell received his Dental Anesthesiology certificate from the University of Southern California School of Dental Medicine. He is a highly trained dental anesthesiologist in the use of itravenous, oral and inhalation sedation techniques. His credentials also include membership in the American Society of Dental Anesthesia.
Sedation dentistry is safe and effective. Many patients choose IV or oral sedation dentistry for their dental procedures because they:
- Suffer from dental anxiety
- Are scared of dentists and dental procedures
- Dislike needles
- Don’t like the sounds in a dental office
- Have difficulty getting numb
- Need numerous dental procedures
- Want to complete their treatments in a minimum number of visits
How can my oral health affect the rest of my body?
The mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, and because of this, they tend to “talk” to one another, resulting in problems that are strongly linked to the state of your oral health. For instance, people who suffer from gum disease also have a significantly increased risk for head and neck cancer, heart disease, strokes, rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic and kidney cancer, diabetes, and much more. Even worse, pregnant woman with gum disease have only a one in seven chance of giving birth to a healthy child who is of adequate size. By maintaining a healthy and happy smile over the years, you can even help increase your chances of living longer, as well free yourself from many frustrating, potentially dangerous conditions, including:
- Oral Cancer
- Acid Reflux
- Bad Breath
- Frequent Headaches
- Chronic Fatigue
- Sleep Disorders/Snoring
- Hot/Cold Sensitivity
- And much more!