Dental visits are not the same for everyone. For some people, visiting a dentist is an easy drill; but for others, the episode becomes daunting. The sight of machines, dental instruments, and the thought of bleeding or pain during the treatments make them feel anxious. Thanks to the introduction of sedation dentistry, it is possible to treat your dental concern without experiencing such fear.
Sedation dentistry addresses your nervousness and helps you feel relaxed, calm, and at ease throughout the procedure. It is a moderate level of sedation. When administered, you are awake but do not feel anything, which helps us carry out the treatment smoothly. Sedation dentistry creates a state of short-term amnesia. Consequently, you do not feel pain or any other sensation during the procedure.
What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?
- Sedation dentistry eases anxieties and phobias.
- There are several types of sedation suited to different needs.
- It makes you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.
- Sedation dentistry is safe for all.
Who May Opt for Sedation Dentistry?
- We may recommend sedation dentistry if you suffer from dental anxiety or fear visiting the dental clinic.
- Sedation dentistry is recommended in case of overly sensitive gag reflex and fear of needles.
- You may need sedation if you have extreme teeth sensitivity or claustrophobia.
- We may sedate you if you experience difficulty controlling movement.
- Sedation may also be given in case of lengthy and painful dental procedures.
What are the Types of Sedation Dentistry?
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is the most common form of sedation we use at our clinic. It involves inhaling nitrous oxide through a mask. After inhalation, you may feel instant calming effects. We may control the amount of sedation you receive and adjust the dosages accordingly. After the treatment, you will be given pure oxygen to inhale.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation involves giving you sedative medication in the form of a pill before an hour to your procedure. The sedation makes you groggy. You may even fall asleep; however, you may still communicate with us.
Intravenous sedation is the quickest form of sedation available at our clinic. Under it, we deliver a sedative medication directly to your bloodstream with the help of an IV line. Your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels are monitored throughout the procedure. In some cases, you may fall asleep and have no memory of the treatment.
People residing in Lakeway, TX can book an appointment at the practice for all their dental needs. To find out more about the dental services offered at Eaddy Dentistry, call (512) 263-4252 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 900 Ranch Rd 620 S Suite C200, Lakeway, TX 78734.