Are you one of the many people who delay their appointments to the dental office due to fear and anxiety of dental treatments? If so, Hermitage Dental Group invites you to learn about our state-of-the-art sedation dentistry solutions that will help you remain calm and relaxed during your dental procedures, and you will not have to risk your oral health by putting off dental appointments anymore.
Dental Sedation involves the administration of medication that puts a patient into a relaxed state. However, the patient is still able to respond to verbal cues during the procedure and is not completely asleep. Sedation dentistry can provide a painless and comfortable dental experience.
We offer the following types of sedation at our practice:
- Laughing Gas. Laughing Gas produces a mild to moderate sedation effect and is administered by breathing this mixture via a mask placed on the nose. The level of sedation can be adjusted during the procedure. Once the procedure is over, the effects of the gas wear off quickly with little or no side effects.
- Oral Sedation. Oral sedation involves the use of a small pill that is given to the patient prior to the procedure. It produces an effect of mild sedation, and the effects wear off soon after the procedure is over.
- Local Anesthesia. Local anesthesia is administered at the site of the treatment in order to alleviate pain during the procedure. It is generally applied topically or via injection. The effects of the anesthetic go away some time after the procedure is over, and over-the-counter pain medication can be used in order to control pain if necessary.
For more information on sedation dentistry, you can call Hermitage Dental Group at (615) 241-6461.