During certain dental procedures, our experts will provide patients with sedation in order to encourage relaxation and comfort, while also reducing pain. Sedation can go a long way towards reducing anxiety and helping a patient feel at ease while they receive treatment. This is especially true for patients who are apprehensive about undergoing dental procedures.
Depending upon the intensity of the procedure, different levels of sedation are available. This can range from a slight feeling of relaxation to rendering the patient unconscious. All of our methods for providing sedation are safe, and the process is heavily monitored. Some procedures that may warrant the use of sedation include:
- Teeth Extractions
- Wisdom Teeth Removals
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Periodontal Services
At Dental Implants Today, we offer both oral sedation and local anesthesia.
Oral sedation involves inhaling gas delivered from a special mask that is worn over the mouth. The gas is both odorless and colorless. Once the gas is breathed in, the patient will experience a sensation of relaxation and comfort that will help them get through a dental procedure. Oral sedation does a particularly great job of reducing a patient’s anxiety when receiving treatment.
When work is going to be done at a particular location inside the mouth, a local anesthetic can be used to numb the area and prevent the patient from experiencing pain. Local anesthetics are only designed to provide a numbing effect against pain, and they will leave a patient fully aware of what is occurring.
Although local anesthetics are a great way to manage pain during a dental procedure, they are not particularly helpful for reducing patient anxiety. With this in mind, a local anesthetic alone might not be the best solution for a patient with a high level of anxiety prior to treatment.
If you would like to learn more about the methods of sedation offered at Dental Implants Today, please call us at (941) 244-2220 to schedule an appointment.