Anxiety-Free Treatment Provided by Troy Sedation Dentist

Written by Dr. Bentley on Aug 2, 2016

Dental anxiety causes many people to put off dental treatment because they are too fearful. Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.

Most sedatives used in sedation dentistry can be taken by mouth, meaning no injections, no anxiety and no pain. Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards. Your comfort and well being are of great importance to the Troy Sedation Dentist, so safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatment.

What types of sedation are available?

The most popular types of dental sedatives are nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Different levels of sedation (mild, moderate and deep) can be utilized depending on individual needs. 

Here is an overview of some of the most common types of dental sedatives:

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) is used as a mild sedative and delivered through a nose hood. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood, evokes a general sense of well-being, relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice for people who fear needles.  Oral medication is provided prior to treatment to induce a state of moderate sedation. This means that most patients cannot remember the pain, smells or noises associated with the procedure.  A dose of medication should be taken prior to the appointment, and then topped up as necessary during the procedure.

Your complete comfort is our highest priority, and we can use any one of these methods, or a combination if that better suits your needs. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being sedated during treatment, please contact the Troy Sedation Dentist, and we will be happy to discuss your options.