Many people fear dental procedures and postpone necessary treatment due to their nervousness. If you happen to be one of those people who are scared to visit the dentist, don’t worry – you’re not alone.
Sedation dentistry can help you feel relaxed during treatments and reduce anxiety. It can be used for a range of dental treatments, including invasive surgeries, to simple cleaning. It depends on the extent, but which sedation dentistry is right for you?
During sedation dentistry, the dentist will administer the drug locally, orally, or intravenously (through your vein). Among these, only general anesthesia will put patients to sleep during the procedure; others keep you awake but sedated. Your dentist will administer sedation just before or during the procedure.
The most common form of anesthesia is local anesthesia; the dentist may apply a numbing gel or administer an injection into the gums to numb a specific portion. Local anesthesia usually wears off in an hour or so. This form of anesthesia is particularly useful during deep cleaning procedures or cavity filling and so on.
Local anesthesia reduces sensitivity and discomfort to a great extent and allows the dentist to do a thorough job while keeping the patient pain-free at the same time.
We offer a range of safe and effective sedation choices that minimize discomfort and keeps you relaxed during procedures. Call or email us for more information on our impressive range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures.