Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry near you:
Dental fear and anxiety are normal. Unfortunately, this prevents many individuals from seeking regular checkups and necessary dental care – or at minimum, putting it off. At RB Dental Excellence, we believe sedation dentistry is a great solution for many that provides a safe and anxiety-free visit.
A common misconception is that sedation dentistry induces sleep. Generally, it does not. Instead, patients remain awake during the procedure but have their anxiety calmed. Some have described it as knowing what’s going on, but not caring.
While drowsiness may be a side effect of certain medications, sedation methods such as nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation work primarily to alleviate anxiety throughout your dental visit.
One of the main reasons sedation dentistry is highly sought after is because most sedatives can be taken orally, eliminating the need for injections and minimizing anxiety and pain. Some sedatives are so effective that patients may not recall the smells or details of the procedure afterward. Rest assured, safety and compliance are paramount in our treatments, making sedation dentistry the ideal option for both patients and dentists.
It is important to note that regardless of the sedation method used, it is crucial to have a caregiver accompany you. In some cases, sedatives may be provided the night before the dental visit, making it unsafe to drive to or from the appointment.
We offer a range of sedation options to ensure your comfort and relaxation during dental procedures. The type of sedative used will depend on your individual needs and the level of sedation required. Our experienced team will carefully review your medical history, including current medications, before administering any sedative.