Is Oral Sedation Right for Me?
Find out if oral sedation dentistry from Impeccable Smiles is the right choice for your dental needs.
What Is Oral Sedation Dentistry?
Caring for anxious clients is one of our priorities. We have many options when it comes to ensuring those we care for are as comfortable as possible. We have different types of topical numbing gels that do not require an injection. These gels are designed to decrease mild to moderate gum tenderness during cleanings. For those with higher levels of pain, our hygienists are certified to give local anesthetic injections, should a client feel the need.
Sedation, both nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation are also options for any procedure, including cleanings.
Oral sedation dentistry uses safe medication instead of IV needles to achieve sedation for anxiety-free dental treatments.
If you’re interested in being fully relaxed at your next dental appointment, oral sedation is right for you. At Impeccable Smiles, we want to make your dental treatment as comfortable as possible. Here’s what you can expect when choosing oral sedation:
- Pre-sedation consultation to review every detail so that you fully understand your dental treatment
- Guidelines to get a good night sleep before your visit
- Zero IV needles
- Reduced anxiety before and throughout your dental procedures
Why Get Oral Sedation Dentistry?
Oral sedation dentistry can help you feel calm and confident when you need dental treatments.
We provide the option of oral sedation dentistry for those who have dental phobia, fear of needles, anxiety, a strong gag reflex, temporomandibular disorder (TMJ), or time restraints. Oral sedation dentistry is less expensive than conventional IV sedation because it doesn’t require any needles. More importantly, it’s safe.
If your busy schedule makes it challenging to plan dental treatments, oral sedation will be especially helpful. Oral sedation allows us to perform complex dental procedures in a single visit. Dr. DeLuca will be able to work even more efficiently providing great care in less time. Here are the treatment types that we can combine in one visit:
- Bone Grafts
- Root Canals
Sedation makes everything tension-free for those who find it difficult to open wide, have a prominent tongue, or strong gag reflex. We have a resolution for every fear that’s keeping you from taking care of your oral health.
What Levels of Sedation Do You Offer?
For every unique case, we have a sedation treatment that has you in mind.
First, we schedule a pre-sedation consultation to review your specific needs. During this consult, we determine the choice of sedation that’s best for you. We’ll also provide you with guidelines to prepare you for your oral sedation appointment. Here are the choices we offer:
Known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a safe and effective option to reduce anxiety. The effects are short term. This allows you to drive yourself to your appointment and back.
Laughing gas is a preferred sedation method for children. It’s easily administered through a small oxygen mask that fits over your nose. Your eyes will begin to close the moment oxygen is delivered, for a completely relaxed experience.
Valium ensures that you’re relaxed, even before making your way into the office. This form of sedation is used for enhanced anxiety reduction. We recommend valium for patients who suffer from a prominent tongue, strong gag reflex, and muscle tension from TMJ.
For the millions of people who have had painful dental experiences in the past, valium sedation may be the right choice for you.
Conscious sedation puts you in control. Safe medications are combined to help you relax and block pain throughout your procedure. You can respond and communicate if you feel pain throughout your treatment. The best part? You’ll remember little if anything about the sounds or smells during your care.
We make sure you’re comfortable from the time you arrive until the time you return home after your appointment.