Dental anxiety affects thousands of Americans every year. Patients who are scared of going to the dentist can benefit from sedation dentistry. At Garden Springs Dental, we work hard to make patients feel relaxed and calm during their dental visits.
We have three main types of sedation that can help quell patient fears:
- Inhalation sedation
- Oral sedation
- IV sedation
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Patients who want to disconnect from the dental procedure but still are able to communicate might be interested in nitrous oxide.
Also commonly known as laughing gas, the nitrous is inhaled and produces a dreamy, euphoric state. Patients can still answer the dentist, but they will feel incredibly relaxed. We typically pair nitrous oxide with a local anesthetic to make sure the patient never feels any discomfort.
Dr. Davis can control the amount of nitrous the patient receives, and it leaves the system almost immediately once the supply is turned off. Patients can easily drive themselves home after.
This is a popular method of dental sedation that doesn't involve needles to administer the medication. Patients simply take a prescribed medication about 30-60 minutes before their dental appointment. Patients are very calm and relaxed throughout their appointment but can still answer their dentist. You do need a driver to pick you up after the procedure.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation:
When administered by a trained professional, IV sedation is safe and reliable. We also administer a local anesthetic to make sure patients do not feel any pain.
Sedation Dentistry in Lexington, KY
Do you feel anxious or worried about going to the dentist? Do you find yourself avoiding dental visits due to fear?
Talk to us at Garden Springs Dental about sedation dentistry. Patients who neglect their oral health due to dental anxiety may create oral health situations or dental emergencies that can be easily avoided. We can gently walk you through your appointment and procedures, so you have a good understanding of what is happening.
We look forward to seeing you and helping you overcome your dental phobia. Together, we can overcome many things that can hinder excellent oral health.