With modern technology and sedation dentistry, there’s really no need to avoid or fear the dentist. At Crater Lake Dental, we provide a few different sedation dentistry options to make your visit safe, comfortable, and anxiety-free.
You may benefit from sedation dentistry if you suffer from one or more of the following:
- Extreme fear of dental visits.
- Complicated dental issues which require extensive treatment.
- Traumatic or negative dental experiences in the past.
- A sensitive gag reflex or sensitive teeth.
None of these unfortunate conditions should stop you from getting the dental care you need. We offer sedation dentistry, so you can overcome these obstacles while treating your dental issues.
We offer a variety of sedation dentistry options to fit both your procedure as well as your unique health circumstances.
Laughing gas is administered through a small mask that fits comfortably over your nose. You simply breathe it in during your procedure. In no time, you will begin to feel a sense of calm and well-being. Laughing gas is odorless, colorless, and wears off quickly.
You’ll be awake throughout your procedure, so you can ask questions and provide feedback. Because the gas wears off within about five minutes, you can easily drive yourself home from the appointment.
For oral sedation, the dentist will prescribe a small pill that you can take before your procedure. Because you’ll take it about an hour or so before you come in, you’ll want to arrange for someone to drive you to the appointment.
This medication will make you feel relaxed and calm during your visit, but you will remain awake and aware. You’ll be able to respond to our dental team. We recommend oral sedation to our patients who suffer from dental anxiety, have a sensitive gag reflex, or have a fear of needles.
IV sedation is a great option for those who suffer from extreme dental anxiety. It does require that you find a driver to bring you to and from your appointment. IV sedation will allow you to be responsive during your treatment, but you may not remember the treatment after you have finished.
This is also a perfect form of sedation for those who are having complicated or lengthy procedures.
Contact Us To Learn More
With modern sedation dentistry options, you no longer have any excuse to avoid the dentist! Please call today to learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can benefit your oral health.