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Treat Dental Anxiety With

Sedation Dental Services

At Dental Choice, we understand the impact that dental anxiety can have on your oral health and overall well-being, which is why we offer sedation services to help make your dental experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Our experienced team of dental professionals can help determine the right sedation option for you based on your individual needs and level of anxiety.

With sedation services, we can help you feel more relaxed and at ease during your dental procedures, so you can get the care you need without unnecessary stress or discomfort.

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What is

Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax and remain calm during dental procedures. Here are some types of sedation:

  • Oral sedation – A pill or liquid medication is given to the patient before the procedure to help them feel relaxed and drowsy.
  • Nitrous oxide – Also known as “laughing gas,” a colorless and odorless gas is administered through a mask to the patient to induce a state of relaxation and reduce anxiety.
  • IV sedation – A sedative medication is given to the patient through an IV line to help them achieve a deeper state of relaxation and comfort.

It is important for patients to consult with their dentist to determine which sedation option is best for their individual needs and level of anxiety.

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What are the

Benefits of Sedation Dental Services?

Sedation dentistry offers a number of benefits for patients who experience dental anxiety or fear.

By providing a safe and effective way to relax during dental procedures, sedation dentistry can help patients feel more comfortable, calm, and at ease. This can make it easier to undergo routine teeth cleanings and dental exams, as well as more extensive procedures, such as root canals or tooth extractions.

Additionally, sedation dentistry can help to reduce the risk of complications and minimize discomfort, allowing patients to receive the care they need without unnecessary stress or pain.

Overall, sedation dentistry is a valuable tool that can help to improve both oral health and overall well-being for those who experience dental anxiety.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sedation Services

What is dental sedation?

Sedation induces a calming state in patients so that they feel reduced anxiety during treatment. These techniques also help ensure that dental treatment seems to go by faster from the patient’s perspective.

Why would someone want dental sedation?

The thought of going to the dentist can be very scary for some people. They’d rather bear the pain that comes with dental problems than commit to visiting a dentist. We offer sedation techniques so that patients don’t have to postpone or avoid treatments any longer due to dental phobias or anxiety.

Who can receive dental sedation?

We offer sedation services to patients who undergo lengthy procedures or who simply want to enter a relaxed state so that they’re less aware of the treatment being performed. Almost all patients who are in good general health are appropriate candidates for sedation services techniques. Patients with certain medical conditions or who are taking some types of medications may not be suitable candidates.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Yes, sedation dentistry is considered safe when administered by a trained and experienced dental professional. At Dental Choice, we take every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients during sedation procedures.

Will I be unconscious during the procedure?

No, most forms of sedation used in dentistry do not result in unconsciousness. However, patients may feel very relaxed and drowsy, and may not remember much of the procedure afterward.

How long does the sedative effect last?

The length of the sedative effect will depend on the type of sedation used. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, while oral sedation and IV sedation may take longer to wear off. Patients should plan to have someone drive them home after their appointment and rest for the remainder of the day.

Are there any side effects of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is generally safe and has few side effects. However, some patients may experience mild nausea, headache, or dizziness after the procedure. These side effects typically resolve on their own within a few hours.

How can I prepare for my sedation appointment?

Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your sedation appointment. This may include fasting for a certain period of time before the procedure, arranging for transportation to and from the appointment, and avoiding certain medications. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the sedation.

How do I know if sedation is right for me?

If you’re nervous or anxious about undergoing dental treatment or are avoiding receiving dental care altogether you may end up developing gum disease and other conditions that can seriously jeopardize your oral health and overall health. The bets thing to do is talk to your Dental Choice dentist before you receive any treatment and together you can see what is the best option for you.

Schedule A Consultation & See If Dental Sedation Is Right for You!

If you are interested in receiving sedation services, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists at Dental Choice today, to determine the best type of sedation for your needs!


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