Whether you had a bad dental experience or it’s your first dental procedure, dental anxiety is a common problem in adults. Sedation dentistry is used for many people who have severe anxiety about going to the dentist or have a low pain tolerance. Dental anxiety often results in missed appointments and can lead to severe dental issues. At New Smiles Dental, we offer different sedation methods to ease your dental anxiety and eliminate your fears once and for all.
IV sedation works by injecting a sedative into your vein to instantaneously calm you for your dental procedure. During this method to reduce dental anxiety, you are fully awake yet drowsy, and our staff will continuously monitor your vitals. Once your procedure is complete, you will still feel groggy, meaning you will need someone to drive you home.
Deep IV Sedation
Another safe and effective way to reduce your dental anxiety during a dental visit is deep IV sedation. This method puts you to sleep for the entire procedure and is likely used if your procedure is lengthy. Once you’re finished, you will not be able to drive, so it’s important to bring someone with you.
This method of dental sedation is also called laughing gas. Nitrous Oxide is the least invasive way to sedate you during your visit. Laughing gas works by inhaling gas through your nose to relax you. You will remain awake the entire time, and you will be able to drive yourself home after.
Oral sedation is another less invasive and simple way to reduce your anxiety during a dental visit. This method works by taking sedative medication before your treatment that causes you to feel tired. You will remain conscious the whole time, but you should bring someone to drive you home as you will not be able to drive.
Choose New Smiles Dental for Your Sedation Dentistry Needs
If you’re considering sedation for an upcoming dental procedure, call New Smiles Dental in Sherwood, OR, at 503-925-9595 to have all your questions answered and to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. Our medical team is committed to providing empathetic and high-quality care to ensure you have a pleasant dental visit and to get rid of your dental anxiety once and for all.