Are you one of the many individuals who is terrified of going to the dentist or getting different procedures done on your smile? Our team at Desert Peak Family Dental is eager to provide a wide range of cosmetic, preventative, and restorative services while ensuring a comfortable and stress-free environment. Thankfully, we also provide sedation dentistry that allows for an easy visit to the dentist regardless of what procedures you are going in for. Continue reading on to learn all you need to know about sedation dentistry.
We can provide four different levels of sedation dentistry: minimal, moderate or deep sedation, or general anesthesia. Your dentist will help to decide which option is best for your situation and specific treatment. Minimal sedation allows you to remain awake, but still be relaxed. Moderate sedation leaves the individual without much memory of the procedure. Deep sedation leaves you on the edge of consciousness. Finally, general anesthesia is used for heavy procedures and leaves the patient totally unconscious. As you can see, most levels of sedation dentistry leave the patient awake. Sedatives can be administered orally, through an IV, or through inhalation.
Any type of sedation or procedure comes with its own types of risks. Prior to administering any of type of sedation, your dentist will ask about your medical history and any medication you are currently taking. Your dentist should also provide you with a form of what you might need to know regarding the risks of sedation dentistry. Feel free to ask any questions you are eager to know. Your experienced dentist will continually monitor your vital signs to ensure a healthy and safe procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry or the other procedures we provide, then contact our Desert Peak Family Dental office near you. Call us today to set up your next dental cleaning or exam and keep your smile on track to being healthy and beautiful.