What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry is a dental treatment used to help patients who suffer from dental anxiety to relax and ultimately remain at ease while the dentist and his/her team carry out a dental procedure.
There are different types sedation dentistry and the most common ones are Nitrous Oxide, Oral Conscious Sedation, and Intravenous (IV) Sedation and determining which type to use depends on the severity of the patient’s anxiety level.
Nitrous Oxide is a sedative in the form of a gas which is administered by placing a mask over a patient’s face and is often used by patients with mild anxiety. Oral Sedation is done by taking a sedative pill which is a good option for patients who are afraid of injections. IV Sedation, as the name suggests is administered intravenously and it is used by patients who prefer to be either moderately or deeply sedated.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

There are advantages of undergoing a sedation dentistry. With sedation dentistry, the patient receives the appropriate dental procedure needed as smoothly as possible. Anxiety and fear are taken away by the effect of sedation can improve the overall dental experience.
During a Sedation Dentistry procedure, patients remain alert and are allowed to ask questions while the procedure is taking place. Our dentists are available to answer any question by patients. Some patients may fall deeply asleep with sedation dentistry, but most patients just remain drowsy or relaxed. The level of sedation may also depend on the degree of the anxiety in the patient. Dentists may decide to fully make you fall asleep when you have a high level of anxiety.
Some patients totally forget what has happened during the procedure even though they were awake or drowsy throughout the procedure. Anyone can afford sedation dentistry at Cloverdale as it costs lesser than you can imagine. It is also known to be painless as the patient just need to take some pills.

Types of Procedures That Sedation Dentistry Are Commonly Used For

A professional dentist will choose sedation dentistry whenever it is necessary. This is what happens at 5-corner Dental. Any procedure that may lead to uneasiness by the patient or lengthy procedures may require sedation dentistry.

What Type of Patient Makes a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry Procedures in Our Cloverdale Dental Office?

Some patients are good candidates for sedation dentistry. Those patients must have experienced one or more of the following;

  • Extreme sensitivity of the gum and teeth
  • Previous or ongoing invasive dental problems
  • Traumatic dental experiences
  • Extreme fear or anxiety at the office of the dentist
  • Severe gag reflex
  • Inability in achieving numbness
Our Patient’s Safety Is Our Top Priority

Our patient’s safety is our top priority. Following the guidelines in our Cloverdale dental practice is one of the most important factors to maintaining safety. Patients are not allowed to eat on the appointment day. The patient should ensure they do not eat for about 8 hours before the procedure. Prescribed drugs should be taken unless otherwise asked not to take the drugs. Patients’ vital signs are closely monitored by professionals during sedation dentistry which includes; the heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing.
At 5 Corner Dental, reliable techniques are used to induce such state of relaxation in the patient. We have certified dentists in our dental clinic in Cloverdale to help patients minimise fear, stress and anxiety.