Sit Back and Relax: Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry has become popular over the past few years because of the varied benefits it offers to dentists and patients. Some of the advantages of sedation dentistry include:
- Banish Fear and Concern – If going to the dentist makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Many Americans struggle with dental anxiety, but they can find relief with sedation dentistry. You can finally sit back and relax in the dental chair while your dentist makes your smile healthier and more beautiful.
- Easy Cooperation – Alaska Premier Dental Group uses conscious sedation methods, so that you can still cooperate with your dentist during your visit. It will be easy for you to answer questions and respond to commands.
- Faded Memory of Treatment – You will not need to maintain all of the vivid memories of your treatment if you opt for sedation dentistry. You will have little or no memory of your appointment.
- Fewer Appointments – With sedation dentistry, you can actually get more procedures done in a single visit. Since you will be completely relaxed and your concept of time will be different, you will have no problem staying in the chair for a few extra hours so that you will not need to come back for another visit.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is easy for patients to handle. All they have to do is follow their dentist’s instructions and take a sedative pill. Visit your dentist to talk about your levels of anxiety and what kind of dental experience you want. Your dentist will prescribe you the oral conscious sedation medication that will make your appointment the best it can be. You will remain conscious during the procedure, but you will feel completely at ease.
Nitrous oxide can be administered to you through a breathing mask during your visit. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, will calm your nerves and let your body relax throughout your time with us. Just like with oral conscious sedation, you will be aware throughout your appointment, but will not have vivid memories of your time in the office.
With IV sedation, we can help patients with a stronger resistance to nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation achieve a deeper state of relaxation and calm. With IV sedation, you can feel comfortable during any procedure and can have a more enjoyable dental visit no matter what service you need. Patients love IV sedation because it allows them to get more dental work done in less time. IV sedation is especially useful for patients who may have experienced dental anxiety in the past. To find out more about our IV sedation option, call us at our office.
For a worry-free dental experience or to get more dental work done in a day, call us and ask about our sedation dentistry services including oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide.