Dentistry offers a wide variety of solutions to make your smile healthier and more attractive. Yet, many people are unable to take advantage of these transformational treatments due to fear of the dentist’s chair. At Goldwater Dental, we offer sedation dentistry services to make your dental treatments more comfortable and less stressful.
We will seek your complete health history, records of any current medications, smoking or drinking habits and a lot of other information related to your health before deciding upon the most suitable method of sedation for you. The decision will also depend upon what kind of dental procedure you are about to undergo.
Types of sedation offered at our office:
- Inhalation Conscious Sedation using Laughing Gas: Laughing gas is a mild sedative, which is administered via the nose in combination with oxygen. It is a great anxiety-reliever and will make you feel light and relaxed during the procedure. The level of sedation can be adjusted during the procedure, and the effect of the gas wears off quickly, so there is no “hangover” effect. You will be able to respond to our questions during the procedure.
- Oral Sedation: Sedatives in the form of oral pills are a popular option for many patients since they produce a moderate to mild sedation effect without the use of needles. You will have little or no memory of a dental procedure performed under the effect of oral sedation.
- Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered at the site of treatment to block the nerves that transmit or sense pain. This is done to give you a virtually painless dental treatment. A topical anesthetic may be applied before injecting a local anesthetic to prevent pain from the injection.
The effects of sedation can last for up to a few hours after the procedure. Therefore, it is recommended that someone from your family or friends accompany you to your dental appointment to drive you home after treatment.
To learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you achieve more comfort and relaxation during your dental treatments, contact our office for a consultation. You can call us at (480) 409-9799.