Sedation Dentistry Orleans
Are you afraid of visiting the dentist due to dental fear or phobia? If so, you're not alone since many patients have some form of dental fear. At Gardens Orleans Dental Centre, we are committed to giving our patients a comfortable and relaxing dental experience. That's why we offer sedation dentistry to so that you will remain comfortable and relaxed during your appointment. We offer a few types of sedation dentistry options which include:
General anesthesia, or sleep dentistry, is extremely effective at eliminating pain and anxiety by putting the patient to sleep during their procedure. General anesthesia is ideal for people who are highly nervous or anxious or require multiple procedures during the same appointment.
Oral conscious sedation:
Oral conscious sedation, or sedation dentistry, is used to relieve a patient's fears and anxieties during their procedure. It involves ingesting and oral sedative, often in liquid form, about an hour before their apartment. By the time the patient arrives at the office, they'll be completely relaxed and calm for their procedure. We sometimes may add nitrous oxide to further increase the sedation effects for the patient.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, quickly puts the patient in a euphoric and relaxed state. During this state, all pain and discomfort are drastically reduced which allows the dentist to safely perform the procedure. The gas is inhaled through a face mask which the patient breathe through. The dentist can monitor and control the amount of sedation that you receive so that you will remain safe and comfortable during the procedure.
IV conscious sedation:
This form of sedation is administered via IV and can be used to induce either a conscious or unconscious state. IV conscious sedation drastically reduces any pain or discomfort that the patient has, however, the patient is still able to respond to simple verbal cues from the dentist. Since the sedation is administered through an IV, the sedative effects are felt fairly quick and may take some time to wear off. You will need someone to drive you home following your appointment and you should refrain from doing any strenuous activities for the remainder of the day.
Our dental team will help you to choose the right sedation option for you. Contact us in Orleans to speak with us today.