St. George, UT
Sedation dentistry is a revolutionary dental practice that puts patients into deep relaxation throughout their treatments. Sedation dentistry can be used for teeth cleanings, wisdom teeth removal, as well as other oral surgery procedures.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is a technique that utilizes medication to help patients relax and remain calm during dental procedures. Here are some of the benefits of sedation dentistry:
Anxiety and Pain Relief
Sedation dentistry can greatly reduce anxiety and pain during dental procedures, allowing patients to feel more relaxed and comfortable. This is particularly beneficial for patients with dental phobia or those who have had negative experiences with dental procedures.
Sedation dentistry allows dental procedures to be completed in less time. Patients are more relaxed and can remain still during the procedure, allowing the dentist to work more efficiently.
Better Dental Experience for Patients with Special Needs
Patients with special needs may struggle to sit still or cooperate during dental procedures. Sedation dentistry can help these patients receive the dental care they need safely and comfortably.
Risks and Considerations
While sedation dentistry can offer many benefits, there are risks and considerations that patients should be aware of before undergoing the procedure. Some of these include:
Possible Side Effects
Sedation medications can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. These side effects can persist for several hours after the procedure, so patients should plan to have someone accompany them home after the procedure.
Eligibility for Sedation Dentistry
Not all patients are eligible for sedation dentistry. Patients with certain medical conditions or those taking certain medications may not be able to undergo the procedure.
Patients must disclose their full medical history and any medications they take to their dental practitioner before undergoing sedation dentistry.
Choosing a Qualified Dental Practitioner
Sedation dentistry requires specialized training and certification. Patients should choose a qualified dental practitioner who is experienced in administering sedation medications and monitoring patients during the procedure.
The Sedation Process
Sedation is a medical procedure used to relax a patient and reduce anxiety or discomfort during certain medical procedures. It can be achieved using different methods, such as intravenous (IV) medications, inhalation of gases, or oral anesthesia.
Before administering sedation, the patient's medical history, medications, allergies, and current health status should be evaluated to determine whether sedation is appropriate and safe.
Preparation for Sedation
The patient will be instructed on what to expect during the sedation process and given instructions on any necessary preparations, such as fasting or stopping certain medications.
Administration of Sedation
The sedative medication is given according to the chosen method. In the case of IV sedation, a small needle will be placed in a vein, and medication will be administered through the IV. Inhalation sedation is achieved by administering nitrous oxide or other gases through a mask.
If you’ve been putting off dental visits due to fear and anxiety, now is the time to take action. Precision Dental Specialties offers sedation dentistry services that deliver a gentle and comforting experience for patients of all ages.
Together, our team partners with you to provide any information needed before and after treatment to ensure your satisfaction. Let us work together so you can feel your best with superior oral health. Call us today at Precision Dental Specialties for more information about our sedation dentistry services!