Dental anxiety is fairly common among many of us. Some of us cannot just bear with the vibrations and the buzzing of all kinds of dental tools and instrument. The scraping sound, the scraper tool makes while dental care providers remove the required amount of plaque from your teeth is too much to bear with, for many of us. You are not alone. Dentistry has evolved so much in the past decades, that new ideas and technology keep cropping up, making it easy for all dental care providers to give you a better oral health in the easiest and quickest manner.
Sedation dentistry, as a field of dentistry, has evolved manifolds of late. Sedation dentistry makes sure that one does not feel that fear and anxiety of any dental tools or dental procedures in any moment. To alleviate your dental anxiety, our team of professionals uses many sedation methods. A combination of various sedation techniques can be used to make sure you are anxiety free during the dental procedure. Laughing gas or Nitrous Oxide is a very common method; general anesthesia is another. Also, oral sedation tablets are nowadays becoming popular to sedate patients.
- It depends upon you and your dental care provider and your discussion with them, what kind of sedation methods is best suited for you. Dental care providers need to have a thorough knowledge of your health, both physical as well as mental. If there are any medical histories, you need to spill the beans. Because in many cases you might need clearances from other physicians to undergo sedation practices.
- If you are one of those who has troubles sleeping the night before your actual dental procedure is scheduled, then you might require some extra medication by your dental care providers. One for the night, and one for before you visit your dental care provider.
- Sedation dentistry might work as a protectant for you against your anxiety. But it cannot deal with your tolerance of pain. Therefore, you might require the help of extra anesthesia after the sedation process has taken place.
- Your vitals are constantly monitored when you are under sedation. While your reflexes, circulation, and breathing remain unaffected by sedation, you will be relaxed at all times.
- During your dental procedure, while you are under sedation, you might want someone to accompany you to the dental clinic. Wearing off of sedation depends on person to person and procedure to procedure. Thus, to make sure you reach home safely after the procedure is completed, you must have a loved one who can drive you back home, or fill up your forms and documents on your behalf.
- One can feel completely fine only within 24 hours. There might be side-effects, but they are minimal and hence, non-threatening. You might encounter a dry mouth, nausea, hiccups, etc. in the first 24 hours after your surgery.
Consult our team for more insights on sedation dentistry and how can it make your next dental treatment easier. Call us- (480) 420-3930. Or visit us- 875 N. Greenfield Road, Suite 114 Gilbert, AZ 85234.