Do you have a fear of the dentist? Are you too anxious to even consider going in for your regular check-up or dental treatment? In the last few decades, there has been a movement to embrace pain-free and anxiety-free dental care. As more patients are electing for sleep dentistry and this type of experience, it’s important that we have an understanding of what this entails.
The sedation dentist at our office Dr. Sheth is highly skilled at using various sedation dentistry techniques from nitrous oxide gas to IV sedation to make sure that patients feel relaxed and comfortable. Whether you choose laughing gas, oral conscious sedatives, or IV sedation, our dental team can put you at ease.
We can provide you with a worry-free dental care experience where all of your anxiety, fears, issues, and phobia with visiting the dentist are addressed with sedation dentistry.
Watch this informative video where Dr. Sheth explains sleep dentistry and sedation practices at Scottsdale Dental Solutions and how they can benefit you.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a great option for people with anxiety or fear of the dentist. To start, it’s important to note that not all sedation options are created equal We offer three levels of sedation dentistry – mild, moderate, and deep relaxation sedation dentistry depending on the needs and desires of the patient.
Often called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a light and natural sedative inhaled through the nose that quickly calms the patient and has no side effects. It is often used in minor procedures such as fillings, cleanings, or deep cleanings. For more-involved dental work like root canals, dental implants, or oral surgery where sedatives might be needed for a longer period of time to keep patients calm during treatment, we offer oral sedation or intravenous sedation (IV sedation).
Oral conscious sedation
Oral sedation is a technique where patients are given medication orally before their appointment to make them feel relaxed and sleepy during treatment. Patients who are given oral sedation medication will be able to respond to the dentist if they need to but should not feel anxious or agitated during their dental procedures.
IV sedation is a type of anesthesia that is delivered through an IV. The sedatives typically start to work within five minutes, lasts for about two hours, and helps patients feel relaxed and pain-free throughout treatment.
All of these sedative treatments aim to make going to the dentist easier by providing you with a safe, completely pain-free, and anxiety-free dental treatment experience and will help you get through even the most complex dental procedures.
What Sedation Option is Best For You?
The type of sedation will depend on your dental needs and other factors like age, medical condition, how anxious the patient is about their dental experience, if they are experiencing pain, have a dental phobia, and have difficulty sitting still. Dr. Sheth will sit down with you and determine which sedation option is right for you based on the dental procedure and your comfort level.
Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
- Sedation dentistry can be used for people who have a fear of the dentist.
- Sedation dentistry is also an option for those with dental phobias and may even help them overcome their fear.
- People undergoing extensive or complex dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants might find it easier to undergo these treatments under IV and oral conscious sedation.
- Patients of all ages, including children and seniors, can receive this gentle care option, allowing them to feel relaxed throughout their appointment.
Why Choose Scottsdale Dental Solutions as Your Sedation Dentist?
Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to manage dental anxiety during your visit. Dr. Rajan Sheth offers sedation dentistry through nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, and IV (intravenous) sedation to provide patients with an enjoyable experience at his office.
Dr. Sheth is an experienced sedation dentist and maintains his basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) credentials to ensure his patients have the safest conditions possible when performing any type of sedation procedure.
Whether you want sedation or not, Dr. Sheth and his staff will make sure your visit goes smoothly.
If you’re looking for relief from your dental fears and anxieties or are interested in improving your smile without discomfort or pain, contact our Scottsdale sedation dentistry office for more information on sedation dentistry. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have about this procedure or anything else related to your dental care! Call us today! (480) 536-9050