Sedation Dentistry in Luzerne County, PA
Casey Dental is proud to offer sedation dentistry to our patients. Our caring and professional staff are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible dental care experience. We offer several sedation options to fit each patient’s individual needs. Whether you are looking for a way to ease your anxiety about your dental treatment or you need sedation for a more complex procedure, we can help.
Contact us today to learn more about our sedation options and how you can benefit from them.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses particular medications to help patients relax during dental procedures. Several different types of sedation include oral sedatives, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and intravenous (IV) sedation. The type of sedative we use will depend on the procedure, the patient’s medical history, and their level of anxiety.
Sedation dentistry can be used for simple procedures like fillings and teeth whitening or more complex procedures like root canals. It is a safe and effective way to help patients who experience anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist.
Reasons for Using Sedation
There are various reasons why our patients would choose to use sedation during a procedure:
For many people, going to the dentist is enough to cause anxiety. Sedation can help ease these dental fears and allow patients to get the dental care they need.
Complex Procedures (Dental Implants, Extraction, Oral Surgery)
Some dental procedures, such as dental implants or oral surgery, can be long and involved. Sedation can help patients relax and make it through these procedures with minimal discomfort.
Ease Discomfort and Sensitivity
Some patients have sensitive teeth that make even simple dentistry services like cleanings unbearable. Sedation can help take the edge off and make the procedure more tolerable.
Interested in Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Options We Offer
Casey Dental offers a variety of sedation options to fit each patient’s individual needs:
Nitrous Oxide Dentistry
Nitrous oxide is a gas inhaled through a small mask placed over the nose. It quickly takes effect and helps to ease anxiety and fear. Patients remain awake and aware during their procedure but may feel relaxed. The results of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the gas is turned off, so patients can drive themselves home after their appointment. For many people, nitrous oxide is an effective way to help them feel more comfortable during dental treatment.
IV Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation offers many benefits over other sedation methods, including deep sedation and a quicker onset of action. It also allows our dentist to control the level of sedation more precisely, which can be essential for complex procedures. You will remain awake throughout the process but likely have little to no memory of the procedure itself. IV sedation is administered through a small IV in your arm, and the effects typically wear off a couple of hours after the procedure.
Contact Us for Sedation Options
If you are interested in sedation dentistry, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you choose the best sedation option for your needs.