Whether you have a fear of dentists, or just share something in common with The Ramones, Greenspoint Dental is the place for you.
Sedation dentistry, also more informally known as “sleep dentistry,” has many benefits. For those that have a fear of dentists, but want to have clean and healthy teeth, sedation dentistry offers the best solution. You can sleep peacefully through appointments so that you don’t have to experience any of the anxiety that the dentist’s office would normally cause.
Even if you don’t have a dental phobia, sedation dentistry has a lot of positive aspects. It can make long procedures seem like they last only a few minutes. Additionally, it can allow you to stay awake during treatment, but in a state so comfortable that you won’t even remember it.
At Greenspoint Dental, we offer a few sedation options to patients.
- Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of dental sedation. It works well for mild to moderate anxiety, and can be adjusted to work for varying lengths of time.
- Oral Sedation. This dental sedation technique is introduced in pill form. It feels like falling asleep, and patients typically have some memory of the procedure, but not much.
- IV Sedation. This type of dental sedation is directed straight into the bloodstream. It is sometimes referred to as deep conscious sedation.