Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?
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There are many reasons for being fearful of the dentist. Most derive from a bad experience as a child. It is a memory that is very hard to forget. Many of these adults try to hide and mask their fear during their dental experience due to feeling ashamed and embarrassed. Approximately 10% of these adults experience a severe degree of fear which is referred to as dental phobia.
Patients with dental phobia go to extreme measures to avoid going to the dentist. Some examples include enduring dental infections, pain, inability to chew food, avoid smiling or showing their teeth and even compromising overall health.
Fortunately, with the advanced technology that we now have in the dental industry we can provide many services to make clients comfortable. One of those options includes sedation dentistry.
What is sedation dentistry? Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during their dental procedure. There are many levels of sedation from Nitrous Oxide to General Anesthesia.
Nitrous Oxide is a gas that you inhale through your nose. It is sometimes referred to as “laughing gas”. The dentist controls the amount of sedation that you receive. The gas helps you relax. With this form of sedation you are able to drive yourself home after your procedure.
IV sedation is administered through a vein. This allows the medication to work more quickly, which allows the dentist to adjust the level continually through the dental appointment. Throughout the appointment the patient’s vital signs are monitored closely. Dentists that are administering IV Sedation have gone through advanced life support training to ensure the patients safety during their appointment. Patients that have IV Sedation must have a friend or family member drive them to the dental office and return them home. IV sedation is an excellent method of treatment for patients with dental anxiety, difficulty getting numb, very sensitive teeth or extensive dental needs.
What People Say About Us
Some of happy client sharing their experience with Spring Dental Arts
This is the best dental office I’ve ever been to, hands down. Everyone is so welcoming and professional. It almost feels like home when I come in for dental work. The team is absolutely amazing and the doctor is outstanding! I love the office as it’s very clean and homey!
~ Kayza M.
I visited Spring Dental Arts for the 1st time today, and was very impressed with their service. Staff is great and very friendly Amber was great, she listened to my concerns and provided great feedback. Looking forward to continue my treatment with SDA.
~ Erika Thomas.
This is the best dentist office I’ve ever been to, hands down. Everyone is so welcoming and professional. It almost feels like home when I come in for dental work. Ms.Amber, Briana and Jess are absolutely amazing and Dr.A is outstanding! I love the office as it’s very clean and homey!
~ Kayza Mallet.
For more information regarding sedation dentistry please feel free to call the office to have all your questions answered.