Are you one of the people that suffer from anxiety and nervousness when visiting the dentist? Even if the thought of getting a cleaning or any other procedure makes you tense, there is no need to avoid the dentist. A lot of patients have issues going to the dentist, many of whom prefer to skip dental treatment altogether. However, if you want healthy teeth, you can still get the treatment you need with sedation dentistry at Sims Dentistry of Louisville.
You can get the care you require and remain calm with relaxing medication that keeps you from experiencing anxiety during your visit to our dental office. Most sedative practices do not put you completely asleep, but in some situations, it may be required.
You can inhale sedation medication – nitrous oxide. This medication, commonly known as laughing gas, is mixed with oxygen and administered via a mask to the nose. It helps you relax while in the dental chair, so you can receive treatment without fear and anxiety. The amount of nitrous can be adjusted during your procedure, and it wears off within minutes of being removed from your nose. You will be able to drive home safely after using nitrous oxide at the dentist.
Your dentist may give you a pill or some other type of sedation in pill form in order to make you drowsy. They are usually given at least an hour before the procedure, and you may fall asleep during treatment. However, you can be woken up easily when your treatment has been completed.
With this type of sedation, you will get a sedative injected into your veins. It works more quickly than oral sedation, and like nitrous oxide, it can be adjusting during your dental treatment.
This is the deepest type of sedation. You will be put to sleep during the entire procedure, and the effects of the medication take a few hours to wear off. Someone else will need to drive you home after you have been under general anesthesia.
At Sims Dentistry of Louisville, you can be comfortable in the dentist’s chair and get your oral health needs taken care of.