Sedation Dentistry for All Your Dental Needs
Going to your oral surgeon can make many of us nervous. In fact, some people have had traumatic experiences in dental offices. If this describes you, sedation dentistry may be the solution you need. Solace Oral Surgery provides some of the best sedation dentistry in the country, meeting all your dental needs without pain or emotional stress.
Sedation Dentistry Myths and Facts
Sedation dentistry is often thought of as putting the patient to sleep. Thus, some patients fear they will lose control of their bodies or that the dentist will perform procedures without their consent. In reality, sedation dentistry does not mean you are asleep. Solace Oral Surgery uses several forms of conscious sedation, which allow you to stay awake during procedures but still remain relaxed.
Some of our patients have heard sedation dentistry carries negative side effects. At Solace, we make sure our sedation methods have as few side effects as possible. Our methods are safe; we will protect you from experiencing any allergic reactions, seizures, or other medical problems. Simply alert us before treatment if you are allergic to our equipment, are epileptic, or have any disease or disability that causes muscle spasms or tremors.
Different patients prefer different kinds of sedation, so Solace Oral Surgery obliges with multiple options. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as well as IV sedation. Nitrous oxide is one of the oldest sedation methods available. It may be best for you if you have mild dental anxiety or are experiencing a routine procedure. Some patients report numbness and tingling afterward, but this side effect is generally mild.
IV sedation may be best if you have severe anxiety. We recommend it for short treatments because although IV sedation is moderate, it is injected directly into the bloodstream. Thus, it takes effect quickly and may last longer than nitrous oxide. If you choose IV sedation, have someone drive you to and from the office. You might feel fatigued for several days afterward, so get as much rest as possible.
Benefits of Sedation
Our patients report several sedation dentistry benefits. The first is the absence of pain, which is vital if you have experienced many painful or traumatic procedures. Additionally, sedation eliminates the need for needles and drugs like Novocain, which can leave you feeling numb and uncomfortable. Many patients report that procedures done under sedation seem to take less time, which reduces the anxiety they feel while waiting for the procedure to begin. Contact us today if you would like a consultation.