Get the Care You Need with Sedation Dentistry
Dental fear and anxiety are two of the leading factors that keep people from receiving the dental care they need. Whether it be from a bad past experience, fear of needles or embarrassment, it is never a good idea to put off dental care as problems can worsen and require more extensive treatment. Patients receiving any complex dental care treatment, we offer sedation dentistry including IV sedation. Patients who choose sedation dentistry enjoy calming and nearly painless dental appointments, helping them to get the care they need to enjoy the smile they deserve.
Reason to Choose Sedation Dentistry
• Traumatic past dental experience
• Fear of needles or scalpels
• Sensitive to smells or gagging
• In need of extensive dental treatment
• Discomfort around certain sounds
Our Sedation Dentistry Options
Patients who experience sedation dentistry often enjoy an improved experience at the dentist. When you no longer have anything to fear from dental procedures, you can more easily get the quality of care you need and enjoy a healthier mouth. Many times, patients with tooth pain due to an infected tooth try to live with the pain until it becomes unbearable. But with simple sedation, they can experience a virtually painless treatment that will alleviate the source of tooth pain. At Gloucester Dental, our sedation dentistry options include local anesthesia and IV sedation.
Local anesthesia is used to numb areas where treatment will occur. By injecting the anesthetic at the treatment site, you will feel minimal discomfort during procedures, often just a slight pressure. Local anesthesia is used for many different procedures from simple tooth extractions all the way to dental implants.
IV sedation is an advanced form of sedation dentistry that puts patients into a dream-like state where they will likely not remember any of the procedure. We have a board-certified dental anesthesiologist on staff to administer the sedation dentistry and monitor you throughout the procedures. IV sedation is often used when you are undergoing a more extensive procedure like wisdom teeth removal or full arch dental implants.