What are My Sedation Dentistry Options
Here at Desert Ridge Dental, we see patients every day that have high fears and anxieties about coming to the dentist. For most of those patients, it takes a tremendous amount of courage just to get in the door, they’ve been putting off their work for 5, 10, 15, 20 years.
Because we’re able to offer sedation to our patients, we can offer those patients hope. They come in and they tell us stories about their bad past experiences, and how 1 experience has changed the way they view dentistry.
If they just need to relax a little bit, we can use nitrous oxide, laughing gas, just to take that edge off.
If people need a little bit more than nitrous oxide, laughing gas, we offer 2 other options:
- Oral conscious sedation
- IV moderate conscious sedation
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is where you take a pill, it takes you to a very relaxed state. You’re still conscious, you can still talk, but a lot of those fears and anxieties are decreased, and we’re able to get you through the treatment that you need.
IV Moderate Conscious Sedation
For most of our patients that have fears and anxieties, IV sedation is the answer. We use a combination of medications that take you to a sleep state and while you’re in that comfortable state, we can get a lot of work done. Patients love this because they can:
- Come in one time
- Get all their work done
- Wake up not remembering a thing
- Get on with their life
If you’re afraid of dentistry and think sedation is the answer, give our office a call. We’re happy to sit down and talk about your options and figure out what would be best for you.