Dental visits do not have to be a traumatic experience for you. We want you to feel comfortable coming to us and so we offer sedation dentistry. If you are one of the many people who are afraid or uncomfortable going to the dentist. Sedation dentistry is great for people who fear dental procedures, fear needles, have a gag reflex,have sensitive teeth, or are difficult to get numb. It also provides an opportunity for multiple or lengthy procedures in a single session.
What types of sedation are avaliable?
Most dental offices that offer sedation only offer oral sedation. A pill is taken an hour before the procedure and this allows for some relaxation and relife from anxiety. We offer this service at our office, but we also offer I.V. sedation (intravenous sedation). Which can only be offered by a dentist that has recieved specialized advanced training and must be certified by the state dental board. I.V. sedation offers many advantages:
- It acts quickly to sedate the patient. Oral sedatives take a hour or more and are less predictable.
- If the patient is not sedated enough the dentist can admister more medication through the I.V., and the effect is instanteous
- It is very safe. Vital signs are monitered before,during, and after treatment.
- The patient will have little or no memory of the dental treatment.
Do not allow dental fears or past experiences keep you from getting the dental treatment you need or want. Call our office today and ask about sedation dentistry. The comfortable and relaxing way to a great looking and healthy smile.