Sedation Dentistry can be used to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental treatments. These safe and effective treatments allow us to eliminate stress for apprehensive patients.
We understand that dental treatments can cause anxiety for some patients, and this causes them to avoid necessary care. This can have a negative impact on dental health and ultimately lead to more serious issues. If you are avoiding the dentist for this reason, sedation dentistry may be the solution! At Pro Dental Care, we want to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile!
For your comfort, we offer local anesthesia, laughing gas, IV sedation and oral sedation. (Varies by location.)
Delivered by injections, local anesthesia temporarily numbs the area we are working on. This medication prevents the nerves from communicating with pain receptors in the brain. While local anesthesia does not help a patient relax, sometimes, just the knowledge that the area is numb can relieve stress.
Inhaled through a mask over the nose, this is a safe and effective sedative. Laughing gas helps our patients feel comfortable and calm during procedures. All effects of laughing gas wear off quickly.
Oral sedation is a pill that taken shortly before a procedure. This type of sedation helps a patient feel calm and relaxed during a procedure. The patient will be semi-aware of their surroundings but feel no sense of fear or anxiety.
IV sedation, as the name suggests, is received intravenously. This type of sedation can manage both pain and anxiety. Since it is administered continuously, we can adjust the level of medication that is being provided throughout the procedure. The patient is typically in a semi-awake state and able to communicate with the dentist but will have little-to-no memory of the procedure.
If dental anxiety is holding you back from receiving needed care, call the team at Pro Dental Care to ask about sedation options and how they can help you.