Many people deal with dental anxiety to one degree or another, so if it is a problem for you, you have plenty of company! Sedation dentistry can help those with anxiety about dental procedures still benefits from them.
At the same time, if your anxiety is keeping you from your visit with the dentist and team at Dental Renaissance, you are setting your smile up for problems.
Some common Sedation Dentistry Treatments include:
Is it for you?
If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, have had negative experiences when visiting the dentist or simply feel nervous about your treatment, our dentist and team may recommend sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is also a good option for individuals who have trouble getting numb or who have a sensitive gag reflex.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves the use of special medications to help you feel calmer and more relaxed during your visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available, ranging from mild sedatives that simply help you relax to deeper forms of sedation that will cause you to fall asleep. Our dentist will review your options with you to ensure that you receive the form of sedation that is right for you. Common types of sedation dentistry include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
Sedation dentistry is designed to help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our team will carefully monitor you throughout your visit to ensure that you are safe and that you remain comfortable. Depending on the type of sedation you receive, you may need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment.
Please follow all instructions provided by our dentist after you leave our office. Following post-treatment care instructions and maintaining a thorough oral hygiene routine will maximize the effectiveness of your treatment and help your mouth heal.
If you have any questions about antibiotic periodontal treatment or wish to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist, please contact our office today.