Many people have severe anxiety around dental procedures. Others just prefer to avoid unnecessary stress and pain. For these patients, we are able to offer Sedation Dentistry.
At Parkland Dental, we provide various levels of sedation based on your preference, considering general health, medication and other factors. Generally, this option is available for patients who are having dental procedures that are invasive, and/or take more time than a regular cleaning, however, in some cases we have had patients who requested lower doses of sedation for routine visits.
Sedation Dentistry is extremely beneficial for many. There are many forms of sedation available, but the most used approach and preferred by our patients is prescription oral sedatives.
Another method, “Laughing gas” is a relatively mild sedative that may also be used. This sedation method works by inhaling a combination of Analgesia nitrous oxide and oxygen which allows the patient to achieve a pleasant, carefree sensation. Patients often listen to relaxing music with this method to help keep their mind and body relaxed further. The inhaling technique for administrating Analgesia nitrous oxide makes it an ideal dental sedation option for people who fear dentistry.
For more information on sedation dentistry, and to see if it is right for you or a loved one, please contact our office at 480.818.9016.