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Sedation Dentistry

 

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Dental anxiety is real. Sedation dentistry is the solution.

If you feel nervous or anxious about going to the dentist, we understand. Dental anxiety is more common than you might think, affecting over a third of patients. One bad dental experience as a child can be enough to lead you to dread every visit and procedure.

If you already know that your dental health isn’t perfect, you may experience even more dental anxiety as a result. Skipping regular cleanings and checkups only leads to additional dental problems, creating an endless cycle of worsening dental anxiety and worsening oral health needs. Rest assured, our team will never make you feel “bad” about your past oral care. We are here to help make your dental future BRIGHT!

So, if any or all of this sounds familiar, sedation dentistry is the answer you’ve been looking for. Here at Espire Dental, we care about your comfort and peace of mind in addition to your smile. That’s why our dentists are experts in dental sedation. Our dentists have even received extensive advanced training in the discipline.

Sedation Dentistry Explained

Sedation Dentistry is an extraordinary option for people who fear the dentist but still want to care for their mouth and teeth. Sedation dentistry is used alongside or in place of traditional local anesthetic. When you choose sedation dentistry, our team doesn’t just numb the pain, we administer one of several treatments that make you less aware or completely unaware of what’s happening during the procedure. You can still respond to our sedation dentist, but you will not feel any pain and will remember very little or nothing about your entire procedure. In fact, many people feel like they were asleep during the treatment. Sound good?

If you’re seeking a way to relax during dental procedures or simply don’t want to feel anything at all, sedation dentistry may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Sedation dentistry comes in various forms, including oral conscious sedation, laughing gas, and ID sedation, or full sedation.

Oral Conscious Sedation

With oral conscious sedation, you take a sedative either in pill form or in rapid-release under-the-tongue form. Patients love this option because this sedative takes effect quickly and they tend not to clearly remember what happened while under its effects. You’ll feel relaxed and still be generally aware of what’s happening, but you won’t tend to care and likely won’t remember it later on. And with our New Patient Special, we offer Oral sedation at no additional charge (some limitations apply).

Laughing Gas

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has been used in dental offices for many years. The gas slows your nervous system and tends to cause feelings of euphoria as well as reduced pain levels. You won’t be asleep and will retain awareness of your surroundings, but you won’t interpret what’s going on as something that should cause anxiety.

IV Sedation

We also offer full sedation with a board-certified dental anesthesiologist. Under full sedation, you’ll not be aware nor able to remember the procedure. Some patients prefer this method, while others may require it for their health or safety.

With any dental sedation procedure, you’ll need someone to accompany you to your visit. Side effects like drowsiness and confusion are temporary and vary in length.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

If you have severe dental anxiety, sedation dentistry allows you to comfortably participate in any dental procedure, from regular dental cleanings to root canals and full mouth reconstructions. Your oral health can be maintained without the stress and fear. The benefits of sedation dentistry are vast:

  • Most patients have little to no memory of their procedure
  • Many patients feel less soreness after their treatment
  • While sedated, patients can have more treatments completed in a shorter amount of time, which can reduce the number of visits required to achieve desired results!
  • Many patients feel like they slept through the procedure, even though they were able to respond to their dentist during treatment

You shouldn’t have to live with anxiety and fear of dental procedures. Reach out today to discuss your dental anxiety and which sedation dentistry procedure is right for you.

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