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Dr. Bruce Silva and his team at Austin Premier Dental are dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate dental health care.

January 28, 2016

Everyone experiences fear at some point in their lives. Some fears are completely reasonable to avoid for safety purposes. But there are certain fears that, when avoided, lead to a decreased quality of life and can even threaten your health. So you’re presented with a choice: live with fear or take control and search for a solution. For people with dental phobias, sedation dentistry is your solution!

It’s estimated that 75 million people in the United States live with some degree of dental anxiety. Some had unfortunate experiences in their past while others simply steer clear of the dentist’s chair. Regardless of the reason, far too many people have stopped seeking routine dental care, even when faced with pain and decay. 

Sedation dentistry gives patients peace-of-mind when visiting the dentist. At the Offices of Dr. Bruce Silva, we provide a relaxing, safe, and stress-free experience for our patients who require a level of sedation to help ease their dental anxiety.

The sedation comes from the use of commonly prescribed medications to help patients relax during dental procedures. These medications leave the patient alert, yet totally relaxed and unaware of the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office.

Here’s how it works: After a thorough evaluation, your dentist will determine the type and strength of sedation necessary based your need and well being. At Austin Premier Dental, we administer both minimal and moderate levels of sedation through the use of anti-anxiety medications and nitrous oxide. Regardless of which type of sedation you receive, you’ll typically still need a local anesthetic to numb the site where the dentist is working.

At Austin Premier Dental, you can rest easy. We are specially trained and experienced in providing sedation evaluation, preparation, and monitoring for all patients who qualify.

Over two million patients in the U.S. have overcome their fears with sedation dentistry and have had glowing things to say about it. Will you be next? Give us a call to schedule your consultation.


(Source: Sedation Care & WebMD)

August 6, 2015

sedation dentistryDo 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:

Anti-anxiety medications
Nitrous oxide
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)

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