What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the term used for the treatments used to help patients who suffer from dental phobia feel more relaxed during their dental visits. It is not anesthesia, which is used to numb pain. Sedation dentistry is administering medicine to help you feel more comfortable and less anxious and help your dental phobia diminish.
What dental sedation methods do you offer?
At Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray, we offer three very safe dental sedation methods in Murray, UT: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. All three of these sedation dentistry treatments are effective. We will partner with you to help you decide which dental sedation treatment is right for you to help you conquer your dental phobia.
What are the advantages of sedation dentistry?
Dental sedation’s primary goal is to help you feel more comfortable, and this is achieved very successfully. However, there are other advantages, too. Many of our patients have reported that because they are so relaxed, they feel less pain during their procedures. Additionally, because you are so relaxed, oftentimes Dr. Blackwood can perform more than one procedure during your visit for residents of Salt Lake City, from West Jordan to Sandy, Utah. This saves you time!
Will dental sedation make me fall asleep?
Dental sedation’s goal is not to make you fall asleep, though you may feel slightly groggy. The main goal using dental sedationl is to help you get the dental care you need without dental phobia and concerns.
How does nitrous oxide work?
Nitrous oxide is a time-tested sedation dentistry treatment. It is a gas, mixed with oxygen that you breathe in through a tube. It is fast acting and quick to leave your system, so you can drive to and from your appointment.
How does oral conscious sedation work?
Dr. Blackwood will give you a pill which you will take right before coming to your next appointment. This medicine can make you feel very relaxed. You will need to get transportation to and from your appointment. Oral conscious sedation can help you relax, so much so you may not remember much of the procedure.
How does IV sedation work?
IV sedation is medicine that is administered through an IV tube. This sedation dentistry method is very helpful when you are dealing with dental phobia. IV sedation helps you relax and you may not remember much of what happened during your treatment. You will need to have transportation to leave our Murray, UT office.
If you have any other questions about sedation dentistry, contact us in Murray, UT today! Dr. Blackwood would love to help you feel as comfortable and confident as you can be when it comes to getting dental work done!