Our Dental Sedation Options
If you’ve been putting off the dentist due to anxiety or fear, now is the time to make that appointment! At Signature Smiles Dental, we offer a variety of sedation options to ensure your treatments are as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Just snuggle up with a blanket and your favorite movie in our comfortable dental chairs and we’ll take care of the rest. That’s what dental care should be, right?
Our sedation options offer a variety of levels, depending on your needs. From being completely asleep during your treatment, to being awake and very relaxed, we have every level of relaxation you need to ease your dental anxiety or to make you feel absolutely comfortable during your treatment. We don’t want you to feel uncomfortable or have a stressful visit, so we do everything we can to help you relax for your appointment.
Our sedation options include:
- Nitrous Oxide – Laughing Gas
- Oral Conscious Sedation
- IV Sedation
Many people suffer from dental anxiety. If you or one of your family members feels anxious about dental visits, it’s time to stop putting off your appointment. In addition to our gentle sedation options, we offer a variety of amenities to help you relax and enjoy your visit. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you are comfortable!
Dental anxiety is a very common, and we have worked with many patients who are afraid of going to the dentist, even for a routine check-up. When you make your appointment, let us know if you’ve ever felt afraid of going to the dentist, and we’ll prepare for your appointment to help you relax and feel at ease. We know how important maintaining good oral health is, but we also know how important it is that you feel comfortable for your visit. Please let us know how we can accommodate you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is sedation dentistry safe?
While anesthesia always carries a slight risk, sedation dentistry is considered a safe practice, even for children. Your dentist will take your medical history and physiology into consideration to ensure your safety during the procedure. Patient safety is always our number one priority.
Am I a good candidate for sedation dentistry?
As long as you are in good health, dental sedation is usually safe and effective. If you are allergic to sedatives, have a serious medical condition or conditions, or are pregnant, tell your dentist before your procedure so we can determine if dental sedation is right for you.
Will I be conscious during my procedure?
It depends on what kind of sedation you would like and what the procedure entails. In some cases, we recommend patients use general sedation to be unconscious during an extensive surgery or an advanced dental restoration. For other dental services, laughing gas or oral conscious sedation works just fine.
What are the side effects of dental sedation?
The most common side effects for sedation tend to be drowsiness or feeling sluggish. Other side effects include headaches, nausea, and slow reflexes.
Will I feel pain during my dental treatment?
You should not feel pain during your dental treatment. If you are conscious during the procedure and able to answer questions, your dentist will check in every once in awhile to make sure you are still doing well and feeling no pain.
Call us today to discuss sedation options for your appointment.