A graduate of University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry, where he studied advanced prosthodontics, earning top honors, Dr. Mickel Malek treats patients at I Smile Spa in Santa Cruz, California. To ease patients’ discomfort, Dr. Mickel Malek practices sedation dentistry.
Fear of pain is one of the most common reasons patients are hesitant to visit the dentist. As the mouth is a sensitive area, many dental procedures do involve some pain. To help alleviate pain and anxiety, some dentists and orthodontists offer sedation in the form of a pill that keeps the patient relaxed.
Different from sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry allows patients to remain conscious and respond to commands during dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is ideal not only for patients with a phobia of dental work but also for those with a fear of needles, a strong gag reflex, or difficulty becoming numb from local anesthesia. Further, sedation makes long dental procedures seem much shorter to patients.
To learn more about sedation dentistry, visit www.ismilespa.com.