Every time you walk through our doors you’ll encounter a welcoming atmosphere, with comforts like blankets and soft music. Still, we realize that is not enough to put everyone at ease in a dentist’s office. That’s why we are proud to offer two types of dental sedation: inhaled sedation and oral conscious sedation. Both are safe and effective for relieving dental anxiety, but that’s not the only perk related to relaxation dentistry. Keep reading to hear about some of the other benefits of dental sedation, and then make your appointment in Lexington, SC by calling All Smiles Dental at 803-636-8683 or using our online form.
Enhances Your Perception Of Time
One nice thing we have found is that dental sedation tends to make the time required to work on your teeth and gums pass a whole lot faster. Plus, sedation can make it so you are not preoccupied with what is going on around you while you are in our care.
Dental sedation can help lower sensitivity, alleviating all of your discomfort in the process. You won’t even notice or care what we are doing in your mouth.
Makes Multiple Procedures A Possibility
There’s often a limit to how much a patient can handle before it’s been simply too much dental care for one visit. Yet, with the help of sedation, you can get all the care you need, even multiple procedures, all at once. This will save you time and money and the hassle of coming back.
Relieves Your Gag Reflex
A gagging reaction is not all that unusual when you have a dentist’s hands in your mouth, but it can really slow down or interrupt our plans for treatment. With sedation your gag reflex will be relaxed along with the rest of your body, and we will be able to do what we need to do in a timely fashion.
Young patients aren’t the only ones that have trouble sitting still in the dentist’s chair. But even mild levels of dental sedation can help patients sit still long enough to get the care they deserve. Plus, it also takes care of any remaining fear of the dentist.
Gives You Options
We offer you two great sedation methods, and we’ll help you decide which one will work best for your situation:
Inhaled Sedation – This is our mildest form of sedation. You will breathe in laughing gas through a comfortable mask. In a few minutes, you’ll start to feel euphoric and calm. We’ll watch over you to ensure you’re getting the proper amount of sedative during your procedure. When we remove the laughing gas and provide you with oxygen, you’ll return to your old self right away. You’ll be able to drive yourself home without any worries.
Oral Conscious Sedation – This is a deeper level of sedation, and we will have to write you a prescription for a small, FDA-approved pill. You’ll take it as directed ahead of your appointment, and by the time you’re settled into the chair, you’ll feel relaxed and calm. You likely will not remember much of anything about your visit when it is over. The pill will take a few hours to wear off, so you’ll need a friend or family member to make sure you get home safely.
Call Us To Schedule Your Appointment Today!
The methods of dental sedation offered here are totally safe and easy to use. The type you choose will depend on your level of dental anxiety and the procedures needed. If you like what you have just heard, then get in touch with the team at All Smiles Dental of Lexington, SC at 803-636-8683 or by using our online form.