Sedation dentistry is an invaluable service that allows for stress-free and comfortable dental procedures.
A common misconception about Sedation Dentistry is that it is only used for those who fear pain, but this isn’t the case. Sedation dentists use various levels of sedation depending on the type of procedure and the individual’s needs. Sedation Dentistry makes sure you stay comfortable throughout your visit so that you can remain at ease despite any underlying feelings of worry or fear about the dentist or dental procedures.
At Bellissimo Dentistry we use conscious oral sedation, or anti-anxiety medication, to help patients cope with the anxiety and fear of dental visits. Whether having a simple filling or more extensive dental work, sedation dentistry can provide a calm atmosphere and a more enjoyable experience overall. At Bellissimo Dentistry, in Chandler Arizona we strive to create an inviting atmosphere and our experts are trained to ensure that your visit is as comfortable as possible.
At Bellissimo Dentistry, we understand that going to the dentist can be a stressful experience, which is why we are proud to offer Sedation dentistry. This will help keep you comfortable throughout your entire dental procedure. We have three different types of sedation dentistry which involve using Oral medication, Nitrous oxide or Intravenous (IV) Sedation in order to relax patients during their procedures. With Sedation dentistry, you can rest assured that your visit will be a pleasant one.
Oral medication: This type of sedation can be provided in pill form, either by mouth or along with topical anesthetic gel. Oral medications are usually taken an hour before the appointment so you can sit calmly in the chair and relax. Its primary purpose is to relax you and make you comfortable during your visit. With oral medication, people generally do not remember any details or discomfort from the procedure, even though they remain conscious throughout the treatment.
Nitrous oxide: Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas” is a gas that helps patients relax, allowing them to better tolerate anything from minor procedures to full-mouth rehabilitations without experiencing fear, anxiety, or pain. It is one of the safest and most common sedative agents used in dentistry, and is administered through use of a nasal hood or mask and works within minutes after inhalation. The effects wear off rapidly once the patient stops inhaling the gas and no residual drowsiness exists. Nitrous oxide has been safely used in dentistry since 1844, making it a reliable and safe option for those who may need some extra support when going to the dentist.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation: Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation) specifically works by introducing sedative drugs directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous line. This method allows for immediate and more precise control of the desired level of sedation, making it a safe and effective choice for many dental procedures. IV Sedation helps keep you calm and relaxed throughout your entire visit, and although patients may not remember everything that happened during their treatment due to its amnesic effects, they wake up feeling refreshed with little to no side-effects. Additionally, with IV Sedation, you can still respond to your dentist’s instructions if needed - allowing you to remain in control throughout the experience.
Quality sedation dentistry is available at Bellissimo Dentistry & Implant Center in Chandler, AZ. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.