Why We Would Recommend Sedation During Your Appointment?
We know that going to the dentist can be frightening for some individuals. It’s called dental phobia, and it’s something millions of Americans experience. At our practice, we use sedation to help our patients feel anxiety-free and relaxed during their treatment. If you suffer from dental phobia, Dr. Sundaram may recommend one of several types of sedation after reviewing your medical history.
Types Of Sedation Dentistry At Greenway Smiles
Nitrous oxide is commonly called laughing gas. There are several reasons to use nitrous oxide rather than complete sedation. It has been the primary way that doctors have helped relieve patients from anxiety. The gas is distributed through a face mask, and you inhale it through your nose. As the anesthetic begins to work, you’ll feel a bit groggy and de-sensitized. Patients who choose to use nitrous are able to resume normal daily activities by the time the treatment is finished.
Oral Sedation does not require the use of needles, which many patients are anxious about. There are a variety of different medications that we provide here at Greenway Smiles. It will be up to your medical history and the recommendation of Dr. Sundaram to decide which one will be your best choice. Oral sedation requires that you have a ride home from your appointment. You’ll want to have a trustworthy family member or friend take you home.
IV Sedation is a stronger form of sedation. If Dr. Sundaram recommends this type of sedation, she would administer a liquid sedative through an IV directly into the patient’s bloodstream. Like oral sedation, IV sedation requires that you have a ride home from your appointment.
Rest Easy About Your Treatment With Greenway Smiles
No matter what your dental experience has been in the past, we are confident that your experience here at Greenway Smiles will be a comfortable and anxiety-free one. If you suffer from dental anxiety, please give us a call at (571) 222-4243 or email us. We’re confident we have a solution that will relieve you of dental anxiety and help your experience here at Greenway Smiles be pleasant.