Enjoy sedation dentistry for your next dental procedure!
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
Dental anxiety can occur to patients of all ages, not just children. At Implant and Restorative Dentistry, our dentist, Dr. James A. Oshetski sees patients all the time who may experience dental anxieties. These anxieties may develop due to past negative experiences at the dentist or because of complications such as a strong gag reflexes that can make dental visits uncomfortable. Thanks to sedation dentistry, patients can visit our practice to learn about solutions that can help make their next visit a more positive experience instead.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the treatment of the smile that is done under the use of one of several sedatives. The sedation methods available in our office include:
• Nitrous oxide – using a colorless and odorless gas administered through the nose, our dental team can almost immediately relax patients in the dental chair and provide treatment easily. Nitrous oxide is perfect for patients with minor to moderate anxieties as the level of sedation can be controlled by our dental team. Patients are awake but very relaxed as they have their dental work completed by our professionals.
• Oral conscious sedation – this type of sedation is achieved with the use of a prescribed medication by our dental team. Oral conscious sedation requires the patient to take a pharmaceutical prior to their appointment which relaxes them completely. Patients have their dental work done in our office, and then return home to rest. Transportation needs to be arranged to have this type of sedation performed.
• Intravenous sedation – using an IV, our dental team is able to provide sedation straight into the blood for immediate results. This is best for patients who have major anxieties or are having extensive surgical procedures performed such as the placement of implants or wisdom tooth extractions.
• General sedation – for some patients, generalize deep sedation is best, and allows the patient to go to “sleep” for their procedure. This is often performed in a hospital setting and not within our practice.
Ready to discuss your options for sedation?
Contact Dr. James A. Oshetski of Implant and Restorative Dentistry in Brunswick, ME by calling (207) 729-1159. The practice can be found in Suite 409 at 14 Maine Street, and is readily available to accept new patients.
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