The practice of sedation dentistry is actually a fairly advanced technique. However, this is a practice that has grown to be quite common even within a lot of the general dentistry practices to help deal with patient issues. These issues can include everything from restlessness to anxiety and or phobia of dentists in general.
The art of sedation during dentistry can be defined as a process used to help with fear, stress, irritability or anxiety simply by introducing a sedative such as an agent or drug. Not only can sedation dentistry help with the lessening of of discomfort and fear in a patient but it can also work to enhance the process of recovery and relaxation overall. Generally speaking, there are three different ways that a dentist can provide sedation for dental patients.
With oral sedation, the patient will be given a small pill approximately an hour before their appointment. This pill will take effect right around the time that their appointment or the procedure actually begins. When timed correctly, the patient will be drowsy or sedated and ready for the procedure.
Nasal sedation is usually done with the help of laughing gas, which is nitrous oxide gas. The patient inhales the gas through their nose, giving them a feeling of complete relaxation.
Intravenous sedation is the administration of an anesthetic through the blood via a vein in the arm using a needle. This is known to be the fastest method of sedation dentistry as it acts almost immediately.
Whenever a patient is in need of sedation dentistry, their concerns can be discussed with their dental professional. The comfort of the patient is key and the choice for sedation will leave them feeling much better about any sort of procedure that is scheduled. In the end, the patient will be able to receive the dental care that they need without any additional trauma or anxiety.
Island Dental Associates offers sedation for patients who need it. To learn more about how we can make getting your dental procedures done without stress, pain, or anxiety please call us at (516) 565-6565.
As dentists who have been helping people for more than 20 years we understand that many people fear going to the dentist for regular treatment. Because of this we offer sedation dentistry to help patients relax in our office so they can get the care they need.
Dental sedation is simply done by the use of a few pills that the patient takes prior to their visit on the day of their visit. Sedation which will help the patient relax and not remember a thing.
We have specialists on staff to handle whatever dental care needs you have. We place implants or extract teeth, partials, dentures, and crowns. We offer the use of our in house dental lab which gives us a fast turnaround time for any prosthetics that need to be fabricated.
Sedation is easy and simple. It helps you relax and we also use nitrous oxide which is known as sweet air or laughing gas as well. And, if necessary, we can give a little bit of local anesthetic.
So give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help you and go over all your treatment options that are available. Insurance is accepted.
Give us a call for your free consultation at 516-348-8500. Let us show you how sedation dentistry can make you relax in the dental office.