Our caring, conscientious team of professionals offer sedation options, which are designed to help anxious patients release their fears.
Surveys have shown that the number one reason people avoid the dentist is fear. While skipping regular check ups may calm your nerves, it can have quite a negative effect on your oral health.
Sedation is recommended for patients with dental anxiety or other conditions. The type of sedation will depend on the severity of the anxiety. We offer a number of options including:
Oral Sedation: Oral sedatives such as diazepam can be administered the night before or 30 minutes before the appointment depending on the severity of the dental anxiety. Since oral sedatives do not provide pain relief, a local anesthetic is administered.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Better known as laughing gas, this type of sedation is administered to relax the patient before dental work starts. Again, since it does not relieve pain an anesthetic is also administered.
IV Sedation: IV dental sedation induces a deep sleep-like state. The sedative is administered into your blood stream and works quickly. Within seconds you'll feel relaxed and drowsy.
Since IV dental sedation does not make you unconscious, a local anaesthetic is often administered in conjunction. Even though you're awake, you usually have no memory of having the work performed
Sedation dentistry is designed to relax the patient enough to remove the anxiety that is often associated with going to the dentist. Often times we can complete multiple procedures in a single visit cutting down on the number of times a patient needs to visit the office.
There are a few precautions that need to be taken with sedation dentistry. For example, we monitor the patient's heart rate and breathing for the duration of the visit.
It is important that a patient has someone take them to the appointment and pick them up after their appointment as the anesthetic might last for a few hours after the procedure and pick them up after their appointment as the anesthetic might last for a few hours after the procedure.
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