Delicate Dental Arts

Sedation Dentistry

Feel no pain and become at ease when undergoing dental treatments through safe and effective methods of sedation.

Dentophobia, or the fear of the dentist, is common to many children and adults. The usual reason people fear the dentist and choose to delay or put off regular checkups is their fear of pain. Unfortunately, it’s a common misconception that dental appointments are painful and uncomfortable. With different types of sedatives and anesthesia available, patients can now enjoy pain-free and convenient dental procedures.

Here at Delicate Dental Arts, we understand and respect your fear or anxiety and would like to address it by introducing you to sedation dentistry. We offer different options for sedation during dental procedures. Our medical staff and professional dentists will be glad to discuss each one with you to help you decide which choice will be best for your dental treatment.

Sedation Dentistry Options

Delicate Dental Arts specializes in two methods of sedation to help patients feel safe and relaxed during dental procedures. Here they are:

Oral Sedation

This is a form of dental sedation chosen by many patients, especially those with mild to moderate anxiety or discomfort. It’s usually in pill or liquid form, depending on your dental treatment or dentist’s recommendation. Taking it at least an hour before a dental appointment makes most patients feel relaxed and worry-free.

IV Sedation

Dentists usually recommend IV sedation to patients with more intense anxiety or dentophobia. A liquid sedative will be given to you through an IV tube. The amount of sedative may vary according to your need to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout your dental procedure.

During and After Your Appointment

Delicate Dental Arts wants the safest process for you. This is why before any dental procedure, we will review your medical history and current medications to ensure that there are no health issues that would make sedation dentistry a risk for you. You will also be closely monitored throughout your dental visit to ensure that no issues arise.

Sedation dentistry doesn’t mean “putting you under,” as you will be fully conscious and able to communicate with the dentist and other staff throughout the entire procedure.

After you are given sedatives, you will likely feel groggy, so driving is highly discouraged for the rest of the day. You should return to your normal state and feel good the following day. This will help you overcome what you used to fear that turned out not to be bad at all.

Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is beneficial for patients who get nervous or anxious during dental treatments. There are many advantages you can get from opting for sedatives on your next dental procedures. Some of them are:

1. It relieves pain and anxiety.

Everyone wants relaxed and pain-free dental care. However, most people stress over the idea of sitting on a dental chair and undergoing a dental procedure. Now, through the help of sedation, pain can be relieved, and anxiety can be reduced.

2. It helps with the gag reflex.

The gag reflex can be a major hindrance during dental treatments. Mild sedation can effectively minimize it and allow dentists to perform quick and uninterrupted dental procedures.

3. It supports fidgety patients.

Methods of sedation can greatly benefit patients who have difficulty sitting still. The calming effects of the sedation can help make fidgety patients relax, and those with disabilities be more comfortable throughout the entire dental procedure.

4. It makes the process faster.

Sedation dentistry can benefit both the patient and the dentist. Because the patient is relaxed, the dentist can work on the procedure seamlessly and quickly, making the dental appointment pass by in the blink of an eye.

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Delicate Dental Arts is the clinic to visit for pain-free dental procedures. To find out more about how we make our patients feel comfortable, feel free to call our dental office today. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment with you!

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