If you are one of the many Americans that fears the dentist, you are not alone. Even people who frequently visit the dentist experience anxiety during the simplest of procedures. Luckily, sedation dentistry is a stress-free solution that allows even the most anxious of patients to have a comfortable and positive experience.
What is Sedation Dentistry:
For over a century, Sedation dentistry has helped people forget their fears when receiving dental treatment. It involves the use of medication to ease your worries both during and after dental procedures. Sedation dentistry is recommended for patients who:
- Have high anxiety or fear of dental instruments
- Have a severe gag reflex
- Are extremely sensitive or do not respond to anaesthetics
- Require substantial treatment or complicated procedures
- Are too young to remain still enough for treatment
Methods of Sedation:
There are several methods of sedation to choose from, including:
- Oral Sedation: An easily administered, pill-form method of low-level sedation.
- Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): An inhaled gas with adjustable levels of sedation to specifically suit the client.
- Intravenous Conscious Sedation: An extreme for of sedation typically used for patients with severe anxiety or during lengthy and complicated procedures. While patients remain conscious, no recollection of the dental work being performed is retained.
Book Your Worry-Free Appointment Today:
Dr. Rodney Raanan is proud to offer stress-free sedation dentistry to his clients with dental anxieties. Book your appointment with Dr. Raanan to discuss the most comfortable option that best suits you.
“I hadn’t had a cleaning or any preventative work done for years. Why? Because I hate visiting the dentist. There are a host of reasons, but suffice to say, I’m not a fan of needles and drills… I felt totally at home and comfortable…we make decisions together versus being dictated to or feeling like you’re dealing with an auto mechanic who spouts off about the extensive work you need but never shows you what the issue is, why he’s recommending the work and what the consequences are.” – Mars M.