Does the thought of a dental visit make your entire body tense in fear? At Trinity Dental Centers, we take the worry out of your visit.
We provide two highly effective sedation options to ease your nerves and experience dentistry with comfort and ease.
Many patients are so fearful of visiting the dentist that they opt out of it entirely. At Trinity Dental Centers, we have the right dental staff and are equipped with the necessary sedation resources to ensure you experience a calm and comfortable visit.
Sedation dentistry involves medication administered to a patient to help them relax their anxiousness during their appointment. It can be used for any treatment, from a routine teeth cleaning to a complex root canal, and the type of sedation used involves the severity of the case.
The levels of sedation include:
• Minimal sedation—The patient is conscious and relaxed.
• Moderate sedation—The patient is conscious, but will slur their words and may experience mild amnesia.
• Deep sedation—The patient is nearly unconscious, but can still wake up.
• General anesthesia—The patient is entirely unconscious.
We use the following types of sedation dentistry at Trinity Dental Centers:
• Inhaled minimal sedation: The patient inhales nitrous oxide (also referred “laughing gas”) mixed with oxygen through a mask placed covering the nose. Breathing in the gas brings the patient ease. The dentist controls the quantity of sedation received, and the gas typically wears off quick. Nitrous oxide is the only form of sedation dentistry that allows a patient to leave by themselves after their procedure.
• Oral sedation: Depending on what the dentist deems appropriate, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. Oral sedation is the standard of anesthesia usually associated with sedation dentistry. When it comes to minimal sedation, the patient takes a pill typically an hour before their procedure starts. Even though the patient is conscious, the pill will cause drowsiness. For moderate sedation, a larger dose is administered. Sometimes, moderate oral sedation can cause some patients to fall asleep during the procedure.
At Trinity Dental Centers, we are committed to bringing you peace and comfort. Call us today to learn more about our sedation dentistry techniques and how they can help you experience a pleasant and worry-free dental visit!