If dental anxiety keeps you from scheduling your next appointment, don't worry. We offer sedation dentistry to help you relax!
A relaxing and comfortable dental visit is possible with our sedation dentistry options. Whether you need a simple filling or a more complex procedure, we can help. Call Rock Road Dental today to learn how we can make your next appointment a pleasant one.
Do you suffer from anxiety in the dentist’s chair? Our trained dental care experts can help put your mind at ease. Sedation dentistry is the use of sedation or anesthesia during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during long or invasive procedures. It’s also given to patients with dental anxiety, special needs patients who have difficulty sitting still, or young children.
At Rock Road Dental, we offer the following sedation options:
Oral conscious sedation is ingested as a liquid or pill. It produces a relaxed state of consciousness to ease the patient and help them relax. Patients who receive oral conscious sedation are still awake and are able to speak and respond to questions during treatment. Patients who receive this sedation method are advised to have a friend or loved one drive them home after their appointment, as the effects can last one to two hours following treatment.
Laughing gas is a conscious sedative. The gas is administered with a mixture of oxygen and delivered to the patient through a small mask placed over the nose. Laughing gas has a calming effect that helps anxious patients relax. The effects wear off almost immediately following treatment.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is what most patients associate with sedation dentistry. It involves administering a dose of sedatives directly into the bloodstream via an IV. IV sedation is highly effective for patients with dental anxiety, as the sedative goes into effect almost immediately. The patient will remain conscious and responsive during the procedure.
Yes, our team is trained to administer the sedation methods we provide. Sedation is endorsed by the American Dental Association and is a safe and effective way to help many patients comfortable during their dental visit.
Before using a sedative or anesthetic, our team will take a thorough medical history. Be sure to discuss any medications you are currently on, as well as any sensitivities to sedatives or anesthetics you may have experienced in the past. Before administering any sedative or anesthetic, your dentist will discuss the process of sedation and pre-and post-sedation instructions to ensure a safe visit.
You can relax with Rock Road Dental! Call us at (316) 202-2293 to schedule your next appointment. We can help you determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.