It is common for many dental patients to feel uncontrollable anxiety before they go to a dental appointment. The fear of dental procedures has been an existing condition since the practice began and tends to get in the way of needed maintenance. Discomforting thoughts regarding pain, distrust, and the need for further procedures may overwhelm patients so much that they completely avoid going to see a dentist no matter how severe their condition may be. Smile Today aims to provide the most comfortable experience for our patients, which is why we safely practice sedation dentistry for those who need it.
Mediums We Use for Sedation Dentistry:
An extremely safe sedative which is inhaled to relieve anxiety and pain. Laughing gas is non allergenic, causing no respiratory or heart related issues, and allows the patient to be responsive during treatment. Read more >>
The most common oral sedatives used in sedation dentistry include several medications of the benzodiazepine family which help ease your anxiety during appointments. Your dentist may prescribe a medication for you to take before or at the time of your visit depending on your level of anxiety caused by the fear of dental work. Read more >>
We have specialists on staff who are experienced in administering intravenous sedatives for long or more drastic procedures. You will be conscious and able to respond while receiving IV sedation, but may experience amnesia after the procedure. Read more >>
Sedation dentistry is a well regarded and safe practice which helps patients feel at ease during their dental appointments. It is important for anyone who is administered a sedative to find a reliable designated driver to ensure that you don’t put yourself or others in danger while driving a car. Talk to Dr. Huish at Smile Today to help you decide if your experience would be improved through sedation dentistry.