Sedation Dentistry Specialist
Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Sedation Dentistry
Avoid Lifelong Trauma with IV Sedation Dentistry in Glendale, AZ
Do you know any adults who are terrified of the dentist?
Do they avoid getting routine dental care because of their fear?
Avoiding care leads them to dental problems like cavities and gum disease, which hurt.
Getting those treated is expensive and can be painful, reinforcing their fear of dentists.
Nine times out of then, those people can trace their fear of dentists to a bad childhood experience.
The Dentist Does Not Have to Be Scary
Pediatric sedation dentistry involves the use of substances to help relax the patient. What we use depends on:
- Patient Health History
- Degree of Sedation Required
Reasons to Choose Sedation
- The top reason is probably anxiety. Anxiety or prior trauma can cause some children to panic at the mere thought of the dentist. Using light sedation for those patients can help them relax and eliminate the need for sedation in later visits.
- Fidgeting is another reason to choose sedation. Children’s mouths are small, and they have to be still for dental visits. However, some children struggle with fidgeting and cannot sit still long enough for an exam, cleaning, or other procedures. Sedation dentistry can help them relax.
- Special needs is an umbrella term to describe children with medical or emotional conditions that require sedation. For example, many children with autism find the sounds of dental instruments to be very stressful. Children with a sensitive gag reflex might vomit without sedation. We assess your child’s medical needs and will recommend sedation if it is indicated.
- Extended work. Even adults find it challenging to sit still for lengthy procedures like root canals or dental extractions. We recommend sedation if your child’s treatment takes an extended time.
What Types of Sedation
Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an inhalation sedation technique that lets you relax during visits.
IV sedation dentistry involves administering sedation medication through IV so you can relax during your visit.
General anesthesia is generally reserved for lengthy procedures or for patients with extreme anxiety or other concerns that indicate it. We administer general anesthesia by IV medication and monitor your pulse and oxygen levels while under sedation.
Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
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Not many people love going to the dentist, especially if major dental work is required. Some people develop anxiety that keeps them from getting the dental care they need. At Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Glendale, Arizona, the highly trained team wants to make your dental experience positive. They offer sedation dentistry to help you feel fully relaxed during your appointment and procedure. Call to schedule your next dental appointment or book online today.
Sedation Dentistry Q & A
What is sedation dentistry?
- Anxiety about dental visits
- Trouble sitting still for long time periods
- Special needs
- Sensitive teeth
- A bad gag reflex
- The need for extensive dental work
Discuss the reasons for wanting sedation dentistry with your dentist to determine if you’re a good candidate for it. Depending on your treatment plan, they might even recommend it for you.
What are the different types of sedation dentistry?
You might know nitrous oxide as “laughing gas.” This inhalation sedation technique is effective for keeping you relaxed during dental visits without any lasting effects. Your dentist administers nitrous oxide through your nose and mouth.
With general anesthesia, your provider gives you medications that make you unconscious during a dental procedure. A technician monitors your pulse and oxygen levels throughout treatment to ensure you stay safe during sedation. You wake up after the anesthesia wears off.
What happens after sedation?
Which type of sedation dentistry is right for me?
Learn more about sedation dentistry by calling Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics or booking an appointment online.