Do you cringe at the thought of having your teeth cleaned? Would you rather live with the pain of a toothache than step foot into a dentist’s office? Many people become so anxious about going to the dentist that they avoid regular checkups and end up with worse oral health problems than they would have had.
If you are one of these anxious dental patients, Sedation Dentistry may be right for you. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to simple teeth cleaning. It all depends on the acuteness of your fear.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental appointments and procedures.
The levels of sedation used include:
Minimal sedation – you are awake but relaxed.
Moderate sedation – you may slur your words when speaking and not remember much of the procedure.
Deep sedation – you are on the edge of consciousness but can still be awakened.
General anesthesia – you are completely unconscious.
Good news! Sedation Dentistry is an integral and effective part of our dental services. Sedation dentistry gives select patients peace-of-mind when they visit us as we provide a stress-free and relaxing experience for them.
We administer different types of sedation based on the need and safety of the patients, always putting their medical well being at the forefront.
We can administer one of the following forms of sedation based on the needs of the patient:
Austin Premier Dental provides complete evaluations, pre-op preparation, equipment preparation and monitoring for all patients that are interested in sedation dentistry, so you can rest easy when you come and see us.
Donít be afraid to call. We are here to help!
(additional source: Webmd)