If you don’t like the thought of going to the dentist for treatment, or if you have children who need major dental care but will not sit still for it, then sedation dentistry may be the answer to your problems. Dental treatment has been associated with fear since the beginning, but today, it is a myth that you can put to rest. Not only has modern technology improved most dental procedures, but sedation dentistry can also reduce anxiety, or put you completely to sleep, so that you don’t feel a thing.
Some people may avoid going for a dental check-up because they don’t want to face even the simplest treatment such as having their teeth cleaned, let alone major dental surgery. Since your oral health is directly connected to your overall health, this habit is not good. The problem can be solved with sedation dentistry. You can get the care you need for your well-being without fear, anxiety or discomfort.
There are several levels of sedation available. The different levels of sedation are administered in different ways. Minimal sedation occurs when you breathe nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas. It is combined with oxygen and given through a mask. You will relax and our team can control the amount of gas you need. This type of sedation wears off very quickly and is the only type that allows you to drive home after your treatment.
Minimal and moderate sedation can be given through a pill. The dosage is controlled by our specialist. You will become drowsy but still be awake. This is the most commonly used type of sedation for dentistry. If you prefer, you can receive sedation intravenously. We can adjust the level of sedation, and it works quicker than a pill.
Sedation dentistry is the answer for a variety of people who have anxiety about going to the dentist. When you are sedated, the dentist can work faster and do more procedures at one time that would normally have required several appointments.
Take a moment to book a consultation at Sneed Dental Arts so that you can learn more about your options regarding sedation dentistry. Contact us today to schedule a dental appointment at our office in Collierville or Cordova.