At Enhance Dental at Heritage, we understand that visiting the dentist can be stressful for some people. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry as a way to help our patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures. Our goal is to provide comprehensive and comfortable dental care to all of our patients. By offering sedation options, we aim to make your experience with us as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Whether you are receiving a routine cleaning or a more complex procedure, we are committed to ensuring that your visit to our office is as comfortable as possible.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a dental treatment method that uses medication to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during their dental procedures. The goal of sedation dentistry is to make the patient feel more at ease and reduce any anxiety or fear they may have about undergoing dental treatments. This allows our dentist to complete the necessary procedures with minimal discomfort for the patient. There are several different types of sedation dentistry, each of which provides a different level of sedation and is suitable for different patients and procedures.
Enhance Dental offers nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a type of conscious sedation that is commonly used in dentistry. It is a safe and effective way to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during their dental procedures. During nitrous oxide sedation, the patient inhales a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a small mask placed over their nose. The nitrous oxide works quickly to produce feelings of calmness and relaxation, and the patient remains awake and able to communicate throughout the procedure.
Patients can expect a comfortable and relaxed experience with nitrous oxide sedation. The medication works quickly and provides a calming effect, allowing your Enhance dental professional to complete the necessary procedures with minimal discomfort for the patient. Additionally, because the patient remains conscious throughout the procedure, they are able to communicate with the dentist and respond to any requests or questions. When the procedure is complete, the nitrous oxide is turned off and the patient begins to breathe normal air again. Within minutes, the effects of the nitrous oxide will wear off and the patient will be able to drive themselves home and return to their normal activities.
Nitrous oxide sedation is effective for various dental procedures that may cause anxiety or discomfort in some patients. These can include routine cleanings and check-ups, fillings, extractions, root canals, and more complex procedures such as crowns and bridges. It is important to note that the type and extent of sedation may vary based on the individual patient and the specific procedure being performed.
Your Enhance Dental team is highly trained and experienced in the administration of nitrous oxide sedation, and we are committed to making your visit to our office as stress-free and comfortable as possible. If you are interested in learning more about our sedation services or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly and welcoming team is here to answer any questions you may have and to help you get started on the path to better dental health. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice soon!