We offer Oral Conscious Sedation and Nitrous
Has the thought of having your teeth cleaned or worked on made your whole entire body tense with fear? Would you rather endure the agony of a toothache rather than step foot in a dental office? You're not alone. A lot of people are so phobic about going to the dentist that they choose to endure the pain of a bad tooth rather than have it worked on.
Sedation dentistry may be an option for you to help reduce your anxiety before having dental work done! Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple teeth cleaning. How it's used depends on the severity of your fear.
Here at Mallard Lane Dental, we offer Oral Conscious sedation with Nitrous. This level of sedation is achieved by taking a medication 1 hour prior to your dental visit that will help your mind and body relax. You are usually awake but extremely sleepy and groggy, you can still follow simple requests by the dentist and staff to achieve the highest level of care. Many of our sedation patients will fall asleep during part of the procedure, and most will only have a small recollection of their appointment. During your appointment your vitals will be monitored to be sure the entire procedure is smooth and there are no complications. We encourage you to come in comfy clothes, eat before your appointment, and you must have a driver.
Sedation is most often used to treat dental anxiety but can also be done if you have ever experienced the following: You cannot sit still in the dental chair, have VERY sensitive teeth, have a bad gag reflex, have a low pain tolerance, or need a large amount of dental work at once.
Not all dentists are able to offer oral conscious sedation. A special course and training are required before any dentist can offer conscious sedation. In addition to the training, they must keep their sedation certificate active with continuing education courses each year.
Keep in mind that each person reacts differently to the medication that is given. Once you have arrived at the office if the level of sedation is not deep enough more medication will be administered here in the office and you will be monitored, and treatment will not begin until you are comfortable.
If you have any questions about Oral Conscious Sedation or would like to make an appointment call or text our office at (530)622-0701.