What Sedation Dentistry Can Do For You
Going to the dentist may not be at the top of your list of things to do for the year. Millions of Americans live with dental phobia and dental anxiety. You’re not alone. Thankfully, modern technology and medicine allow us to help you safely overcome the debilitating anxiety you face when going to the dentist.
Sedation Dentistry & Porcelain Veneers
Are you interested in porcelain veneers? Sedation dentistry is an excellent way to more fully enjoy this procedure. Dental veneers are a less extensive and more conservative process for enhancing aesthetic issues in teeth. Veneers usually involve two visits: one for communication and preparation, and the second for application and adjusting. Little to no anesthesia is necessary; making veneers already virtually painless. Adding sedation dentistry puts you in a deeply relaxed and calm state.
Many of our patients, regardless of the painlessness of getting veneers, choose to use sedation methods for a number of reasons. The first, of course, is for their dental anxiety. This doesn’t mean that there is a fear of the dentist, though. Many times it’s just that sitting for a long period of time with your mouth propped open makes out patients uncomfortable. We have a sedation dentistry solution for that. The second major reason our patients choose sedation methods for a painless procedure like this is to keep their gag reflex at bay, and we have a sedation solution for that too.
Sedation Dentistry & Smile Makeovers
Porcelain Veneers are an industry leading procedure because of the drastic affect they can make on someone’s smile, and for how little pain is associated with having them placed. However, porcelain veneers are not always the only solution needed to get you the smile you’ve been wanting. For patients looking to restore and revitalize the look of their smile, Clint Newman, DDS’ Smile Makeovers are the right choice for you.
In terms of cosmetic alterations, sedation dentistry comes in to play much more during a smile makeover. This is because of the many types of procedures it may require to get your smile to match your vision. Improving your smile with dental implants, crowns, and other restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures can become a slightly painful and long process; a process made much more enjoyable with sedation dentistry.
Oral conscious sedation
Oral conscious sedation is sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although patients actually remain awake while sedated.
One of the most common and popular forms of sedation dentistry, inhalation sedation involves the administration of nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide helps to take the edge off of any procedure, and its effects wear off within minutes of the procedure’s end.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
As the name suggests, this method of sedation involves the introduction of sedative drugs into the bloodstream via a needle placed in a vein.
True Sleep Dentistry
Sleep dentistry, or general anesthesia, is a form of sedation that results in a total state of relaxation. When under general anesthesia, a patient is unconscious and not able to respond to or be aware of commands or external stimulants
Ease Your Dental Anxiety
What are you waiting for? Try sedation dentistry the next time you get your teeth cleaned or are cosmetically improving your smile with one of our Green Hills sedation dentists. We take great pride and care in helping you to eliminate your dental phobias and anxieties with sedation dentistry and successful dental procedures. Get in touch with your Green Hills Cosmetic Dentist today and schedule an appointment.